Minnonigan

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State of Minnonigan
State Flag of Minnonigan
Flag
Motto:
"Divitiae in lapis litoribus"
Wealth on shores of stone
Constituent state ofFlag of the FSA.svg Federal States
CapitalThomasford
Largest cityLake City
DemonymMinnonigonian
LegislatureBicameral
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives

Minnonigan (min-ON-uh-gin) is a state in the Grand Lakes region of the Federal States. The state's name derives from a Native Archantan word meaning "pleasant portage".

Minnonigan is the XX most populous state in the Federal States, and one of the most populous states in the Lakes Region. Its largest city, Lake City, was the westernmost accessible deepwater port on the Grand Lakes prior to the construction of the Ondassagam Waterway system, and remains one of the largest cities on the Grand Lakes.

Geography

Northern Minnonigan is defined by its rolling, hilly terrain, full of mineral resources such as coal. Mount Scott, at the point where the states of Minnonigan, AR120-46, and AR120-47 meet, is the southernmost significant peak in the XX Mountain range. From these hills, the Stone and Thomas Rivers flow southerly through low rolling hills until the land flattens out into rich, arable prairies. The Thomas River flows into the Stone River just north of the Lake County line, flowing through Lake City on its way to Lake XX. In western Minnonigan, a small midcontinental ridge separates the Thomas River from the Canton River, which flows into Lake XX. The Ondassagam Waterway was constructed in 19XX to allow large ships to transit between Lake XX and Lake XX via the Canton and Thomas Rivers.

Climate

Metropolitan areas

The largest metropolitan area in the state is the Lake City region, which encompasses all of Lake County and parts of Jasper, Monroe, and Rush Counties. Other major metropolitan areas include the Ondassagam area and the Thomasford area.

History

Demographics

Economy

Government

The government of the State of Minnonigan is based in Thomasford, with some satellite executive offices in Lake City. The Bicameral, the Minnonigan state legislature, is composed of the House of Representatives and the State Senate. Representatives are elected every two years; Senators serve a term of six years, with rotating elections such that one-third of the State Senate is elected every two years.

At the local level, Minnonigan is divided into XX counties.

County Name County Seat Population Area (km²) Area (mi²)
Buckingham County Ondassagam
Jasper County Wilson
Lake County Lake City
Monroe County Monroe
Rush County Wallace 1,525.71 589.08

Municipalities in Minnonigan are classified as either villages, towns, or cities. This classification is based on municipal government structure rather than population.

  • Villages are governed by a Village President and a Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected at-large. The Village President is part of the Board of Trustees and votes accordingly.
  • Towns are governed by a Board of Commissioners, each of whom oversees part of the municipal government. Commissioners are elected at-large; following the first seating of the Commission, commissioners elect their own President to preside over the Board.
  • Cities are governed by a City Council, comprised of Aldermen who each represent a part of the city (a "Ward"). There are no limits to how many Wards a city may have, and cities are also permitted to allow citywide at-large Aldermen. The City Council is presided over by a Mayor, who is elected at-large but does not vote in the City Council except to break ties.

Infrastructure

Highways

Minnonigan state highway shield for State Route 31, a secondary highway of SR 3. (SR 31 connects SR 3 in Montrose to the Wychelle state line.)
Major highways throughout the state of Minnonigan are controlled by the Minnonigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). All MDOT highways are numbered, with primary highways numbered using single digits 1 through 8. Secondary highways, which connect other areas to the primary highway system, are two digits, with the first digit the same as its corresponding primary highway. Tertiary highways are likewise numbered with three digits, with the first two digits the same as its corresponding secondary highway (or, if the tertiary highway directly serves a primary highway, the first digit is the primary highway number, followed by zero). Numbered highways are generally referred to as "State Route XX" and are typically shown on maps as "SR XX".

900-Series Expressways

Minnonigan 900-series shield for State Route 900. (SR 900, also known as Airport Expressway connecting LCX and Montrose with FS-20.)
Minnonigan 900-series shield for tolled portions of State Route 903, which is now mostly FS-91.)
Beginning in 1947, Lake County and the City of Lake City began building a network of superhighways intended to alleviate traffic in and around Lake City. These superhighways were later added to the Minnonigan state highway network with 900-series route numbers, since there is no SR 9 in Minnonigan. These highways were also identified using unique shields to help identify them as high-speed, limited-access facilities. Many of the 900-series expressways and tollways became part of the Federal States Defense and Commerce Motorway Network.

Minnonigan Toll Highway Authority

To create a statewide network of these superhighways, the Minnonigan state legislature created the Minnonigan Toll Highway Authority (MTHA, also known colloquially as the Minnonigan Turnpike), charged with building tolled turnpikes throughout the state outside of Lake County to be funded and financed by tolls. Many of these turnpikes became part of the Federal States Defense and Commerce Motorway Network. While Minnonigan's turnpikes are similar to Lake County's freeways, they generally have fewer entrances and exits to more efficiently channelize traffic to toll booths. Unique toll highway shields are used on turnpikes to more quickly identify them as tolled facilities. In 1996, the MTHA created the ePass electronic toll responder program, which allows motorists to pay tolls using an electric transponder which is linked to a bank account or credit card. In 2001, the Queen's Landing Turnpike (FS-993) became Minnonigan's first turnpike with full-speed mainline ePass lanes, allowing drivers to pay tolls while traveling at highway speeds. Since then, high-speed tolling has been expanded to all mainline toll plazas. ePass is accepted at all MTHA toll plazas as well as on the Hutchinson and Stone Heights toll bridges over the Stone River.

List of Minnonigan State Highways
Name North/West Terminus South/East Terminus Notes
MN001.png AR120-47 state line Barba Island Generally parallels the Stone River; operates via ferry south of South Point
MN002.png AR120-47 state line AR120-53 state line Generally parallels the Thomas River
MN003.png AR120-47 state line SR 902/921, Downtown, Lake City Connects Lake City and Ondassagam
MN004.png AR120-47 state line AR120-57 state line West Coast Highway
MN011.png SR 12, Far Northeast Side, Lake City SR 118, Collins Island Eastern bypass of Lake City; serves Gunnison Airport. Continues to Collins Island via the South Point Ferry.
MN012.png AR120-53 state line SR 1, Downtown, Lake City Northeastern arterial to/from Lake City
MN013.png TBD SR 1, Northridge, Lake City Former SR 1 through Arrigoni and Stone City
MN021.png SR 1, Bunker Hill, Lake City SR 2, Brower's Ridge, Lake City Serves Daviston and the Lake County Fairgrounds
MN022.png SR 2, St. Lucy SR 2, Stone Heights Parallels the St. Lucy Subdivision of the Minnonigan Central Railroad
Minnonigan StateHwy.png SR 3, Montrose AR120-57 state line Patrio Highway
MN032.png SR 3, East Farmingdale SR 31, Wilson Dunes Highway
MN033.png SR 22, Highland Fields, Lake City SR 301, Bradford, Lake City Western Avenue
SR 34 AR120-57 state line SR 3/903, South Wallace Interchange Marritichia Highway
MN035.png Kanitario state line SR 3, Portage Park Connects via ferry west of Queen's Landing
MN101.png SR 2, Vermilion Park, Lake City SR 1, Port of Lake City Serves freight traffic to/from the Port of Lake City
SR 109 SR 991, Port of Lake City SR 900/901, West Larkwood, Lake City Replaces former SR 901 - Inner Belt Freeway
SR 118 SR 11, Collins Island SR 11, Peaksville Civilian motor vehicles prohibited on Collins Island
SR 200 Various Various SR 200 generally follows the former SR 2 routing through towns before bypasses were constructed
MN201.png SR 21, Daviston AR120-53 state line North Coast Highway
MN211.png SR 921, Daviston SR 201, Daviston Daviston Main Street
MN301.png SR 31/311, Bradford, Lake City SR 3, West Bank, Lake City Lake Shore Drive and Bradford Road
SR 304 SR 3, Wallace AR120-57 state line Wallace Road
SR 305 SR 903, West Wallace Interchange SR 3, Wallace Connects Wallace to SR 903
SR 309 SR 2/3, Stone Rapids Bridge, Lake City SR 301, Lakeview, Lake City Replaces parts of SR 992 and SR 993 following removal of Lakeview Expressway
MN311.png LCX South Cargo Area SR 31/301, Borman, Lake City South Cargo Area access
SR 312 SR 31, Montrose SR 301, Bradford, Lake City Montrose Creek Parkway - Replaces SR 393
MN321.png SR 32, East Farnsworth LCX West Terminal West Terminal access
SR 341 SR 3, Rush County SR 34, Rush County Ondassagam Highway
MN351.png TBD SR 35, Buckingham County
MN393.png Removed from use - Replaced by SR 312
Minnonigan Freeway.png LCX Terminal Core SR 312, Montrose Airport Expressway; originally planned to connect to Lake Shore Drive and the Stone Rapids Bridge
SR 944 County Line Road, Grand Prairie West Larkwood Interchange (FS-920/SR 109) Green Valley Freeway; formerly continued to FS-44 via the removed Inner Belt Expressway
SR 991 Gramercy Interchange (FS-24/FS-91/FS-991) LCX West Terminal

Railways

Seaports

Airports

Lake City International Airport (LCX) is located west of Lake City, just east of the Lake/Jarvis County line. The airport, with seven runways and 196 gates, is by far the largest airport in Minnonigan and one of the busiest in the southwestern Federal States. The airport serves as the primary airport for Lake City as well as for northeastern portions of AR120-57. LCX opened in 1963 to replace Gunnison Airport, which in recent years has re-emerged as a major commercial airport in Minnonigan.

Communications

Telephone Codes

All non-domestic calls to Minnonigan begin with the (55) state code, or +611-55 from outside the Federal States. Phone numbers in Minnonigan are in the format AA-BB-CCCC, where:

  • AA is the county or city code;
  • BB is the local neighborhood exchange; and
  • CCCC is the individual caller’s number.

Numbers within the same grouping can be dialed directly, omitting higher-level groupings (e.g., callers within the same county/city code can simply dial BB-CCCC; neighbors within the same local exchange can simply dial CCCC). Minnonigan launched one of the FSA’s first emergency calling codes, using 0000 statewide. Following the implementation of the national 011 emergency services number, callers can dial either 0000 or 011 to reach local police, fire, and paramedics.

Culture

Media and Sports

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