Here I thought it meant something more obvious.

Everybody knows Minnesota is home to 10,000+ lakes. But we also have some of the more uniquely named cities and townships in the country. Places like Climax, Embarrass, and Kiester all exist within our state and each of them have their own backstory on how they came to be. But one of the smallest incorporated towns that exists in the state (a 2010 census had them at 69 people) has an origin that you'd never think of when it comes to naming rights.

When I hear the name Nimrod, I typically don't think of a small town in north central Minnesota. Especially since I grew up thinking and using it as an insult. Nimrod was also one of my favorite Green Day albums to listen to in high school, but that's not the point I'm trying to make.

According to Wikipedia, it's actually named after a man from the Bible called Nimrod. Nimrod was said to be Noah’s great-grandson. So while the name may not be what you and I thought it meant, whoever named it definitely had their heart and mind in the right place!

Credit: Lorie Shaull, CC BY-SA 2.0 via
Credit: Lorie Shaull, CC BY-SA 2.0 via

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