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Wisconsin is a Great Lakes state in the United States. Its name is thought to be an adaptation of the Ojibwe word for "Red-stone place." Other theories are that it means "Gathering of the Waters" or "Great Rock."

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It became the 30th state on May 29, 1848. According to the U.S. Census of 2010, Wisconsin's population was 5,686,986. Its capital is Madison and the largest city is Milwaukee.

Called "America's Dairyland," Wisconsin is best known for its cheese and the Green Bay Packers. The state is also noted for its historic breweries, bratwurst, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

With its location between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, Wisconsin is home to a wide variety of geographical and glacial features. This varied landscape makes the state a popular vacation destination for outdoor recreation.

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Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the 22nd largest (by population) in the United States. Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, the city is the county seat of Milwaukee County.

Once known almost exclusively as a brewing and manufacturing powerhouse, Milwaukee has taken steps over the past few years to reshape its image, in large part by reviving its downtown. In the past decade, new additions to downtown have included the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Midwest Airlines Center, an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, as well as major renovations to the Milwaukee Auditorium and U.S. Cellular Arena. In addition, many new skyscrapers, condos, lofts, and apartments have been constructed in neighborhoods on or near the lakefront and riverbanks for the purpose of attracting new residents to the city.

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Brett Favre in 2006

Brett Favre is a former starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Favre started at quarterback for the University of Southern Mississippi for four years before being selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. After one season with the Falcons, Favre was traded to the Green Bay Packers on February 10, 1992 for a first-round draft pick. He became the Packers starting quarterback in the third game of the 1992 NFL season.

Favre is the only three-time MVP (1995-97) in NFL history and has led the Packers to two Super Bowls: a victory against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI and a loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII. Favre has started every game since his first for the Packers in 1992. His records include most consecutive starts among NFL quarterbacks and most completions. He ranks second behind Dan Marino for career touchdown passes, career attempts, and career passing yards. Heading into the 2007 season, Favre is tied with Dan Marino for second-most victories as a starting quarterback; they both trail John Elway.

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