Affectionately referred to by locals as the "U" or "U of M", The University of
is a large university with several campuses spread throughout the U.S. state of Minnesota. There are four primary campuses in the
Twin Cities, Duluth, Crookston, and Morris. In addition, university services are available in Rochester, and a campus was open in Waseca for a time. The university also operates several research facilities around the state, including some large tracts of land. Another major
higher education network in the state is the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities System (MnSCU).