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Ratification or Admission:  May 11, 1858 (32nd)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1858
State Abbreviation:  MN
State Capital:  Saint Paul
Largest City - Population:  Minneapolis
Origin of the Name:  From the Dakota Indian word (mnishota). Refers to the Minnesota River and means “cloudy/milky or sky-tinted water”.
State Motto:  “L'Etoile du Nord” (The North Star)
State Nickname:  North Star State
State Song:  State Song: “Hail! Minnesota” | 1st verse & Music: T.E. Rickard | 2nd verse: Arthur E. Upson
State Animal:  None
State Bird:  Common Loon
State Fish:  Walleye
State Flower:  Pink & White Lady Slipper
State Fruit:  Honeycrisp™ Apple
State Gemstone:  Lake Superior Agate
State Insect:  Monarch Butterfly
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  Red Pine
State Flag:  Minnesota's flag is royal blue with the state seal displayed in the center. Three dates are woven into a wreath surrounding the seal which represent the year of statehood (1858); the year Fort Snelling was established (1819); and the year the original flag was adopted(1893). The nineteen stars arranged outside the wreath symbolize the fact that Minnesota was the 19th state to enter the Union after the original thirteen. The largest star represents the North Star and Minnesota.


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