There are more people in Minnesota of German ancestry than any other ethnic background 38.6% to be exact.
German immigrants settled in Minnesota starting in the 1850s.
One of the largest global insurance companies has its headquarters here in Minnesota, Allianz life insurance.
Minnesota is home to over 80 German companies, which have created over 9000 jobs here in Minnesota.
Germany is the largest European export market for Minnesota products. This is probably why the Minnesota trade office decided to open its European office in a German city last year.
There is even a German immersion school in the Twin Cities, it is a public charter school in St. Paul and has achieved excellent results and is ranked among the top K through eight schools in Minnesota.
The year 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the German reunification. In 1982 Germany was a divided country. The fall of the Berlin wall and 1989 brought down the iron curtain and lead to the reunification of Germany and of Europe.
Currently Germany is more cosmopolitan and diverse than ever, second only to the United States and immigration.