News blew up when Candice Cameron-Bure was spotted at a local ice cream shop in Osakis, Minnesota last week. She was in town because her son was graduating from  school in Alexandria. It's a local connection most of us didn't know existed. So, what other celebs are connected to our area? Here are 10 celebrities you're most likely to encounter in our great state.

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1. Louie Anderson: He was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Even though he lives in Las Vegas now, he still frequents the area often.

2. Jessica Lange: She's from Cloquet, Minnesota and graduated from Cloquet High School before attending the University of Minnesota. She still has many local ties.

3. Kristi Yamaguchi: She has a cabin on Gull Lake

4. Janelle Pierzina: She's a well-known contestant from CBS's Big Brother, appearing on several seasons. She's currently a real estate agent in Edina.

5. Carrie Underwood: She was spotted at a youth hockey game in Edina a few years ago. She has friends with ties to the area and was in Edina watching the game with them.

6. Eric & Jessie James Decker: He's a professional athlete from Cold Spring, Minnesota and she's a famous country star married to him. His parents still live in the area.

7. Bill Murray: He's part owner of the Saint Paul Saints.

8. Alex Rodriguez: He's part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves and was recently in a relationship with Jennifer Lopez until their public breakup in 2021.

9. Guy Fieri: He owns the Chicken Guy restaurant in Mall of America. He's also sampled several Minnesota restaurants on his famous TV show.

10. Jenny McCarthy: she's got ties to Minnesota because her husband Donnie Wahlberg owns several Wahlburgers restaurants in Minnesota.

What other celebrity encounters have you had in Minnesota? Tell us in the comments below.

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