Mankato, Minnesota doesn't really have anyone famous from "our era" - unless you include me in that "era"...
The two residents are:
Glen Taylor - owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves (Pro) Basketball Team.
Maud Hart Lovelace - author of the Betsy-Tacy series of children's books.
A resident for a few months while writing a novel:
Sinclair Lewis - lived in Mankato while writing the novel Main Street.
technically I live just outside of the philadelphia border... the only famous person I know of that was born in Bucks County is "Pink."
although I live in Bensalem Township...and that is supposedly where Ben franklin did his whole lightening/electricity experiment.
Toronto...Jim Carrey and RUSH
Lower Mainland, where I have lived for twenty years....Too many to count. Michael J. Fox is big. Sarah McLachlan. Joshua Jackson. James Doohan...(Scotty!)