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The North Star State
   is a nickname for the state of   
Minnesota
Official nickname. "The North Star State" evolved from the State Motto L'Etoile du Nord or "Star of the North." The State Motto appears on the Great Seal of Minnesota and the State Flag.
Minnesota
   state capital is   
Saint Paul
Minnesota
      
Twins
Minnesota
   has the   
Golden Gophers
Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota
   plays in the   
Big Ten
Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Voyageurs National Park
   is located in   
Minnesota
Founded in 1975, encompasses 341 mi².
Mississippi River
   runs through   
Minnesota
The Mississippi River actually begins its travel from Lake Itasca in the northeast Minnesota
1987
   World Series Champions were the   
Minnesota Twins
7 games v. St. Louis Cardinals. MVP: Frank Viola
1991
   World Series Champions were the   
Minnesota Twins
7 games v. Atlanta Braves. MVP: Jack Morris
Minnesota
   has the state flower   
Pink And White Lady's-Slipper
Minnesota
   has the Postal Abbreviation   
MN
Minnesota
   has the motto   
"I Long To See What Is Beyond"
Minnesota
   has the   
Vikings
NFC North. Founded in 1961.
Minnesota Timberwolves
   play at the   
Target Center
Prince
   was born in   
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota
   flag is   

The Minnesota flag bears the motto "L'Etoile du Nord", "Star of the North".
Duluth FPC
   is situated in   
Minnesota
Federal Prison Camp
Rochester FMC
   is situated in   
Minnesota
Federal Medical Center
Mark Dayton
   is Governor of   
Minnesota
Democratic 2011
Minnesota
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Timberwolves
A 1989 expansion team
Minnesota
   has an N.H.L. team called the   
Wild
W. Northwest Division
Tom Thibodeau
   is Head Coach of   
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota
   has   
A Tree-lined Lake With 2 People Fishing and a Loon on the Water
Joined union in 1858, quarter released in 2005
Grand Portage National Monument
   is located in   
Minnesota
Chippewa National Forest
   is situated in   
Minnesota
Superior National Forest
   is situated in   
Minnesota
University of Minnesota
   has   
Goldy the Gopher
During the year, Goldy makes over 1000 appearances.
Crookston
   is situated in   
Minnesota
Duluth
   is situated in   
Minnesota
New Ulm
   is situated in   
Minnesota
St. Cloud
   is situated in   
Minnesota
St Paul and Minneapolis
   is situated in   
Minnesota
Archdiocese
Winona
   is situated in   
Minnesota
Minnesota
   has the   
Common Loon
(Gavia immer) 1961
Alexandria Lakes
   is situated in   
Minnesota
Blueberry Muffins
   is/are an official state food of   
Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
   is at   
44°59'N 93°15'W
United States
Minnesota Vikings
   are in the   
NFC North
Ron Gardenhire
   was manager of   
Minnesota Twins
2002-
Land of 10,000 Lakes
   is a nickname for the state of   
Minnesota
Unofficial nickname. Minnesota is known on its license plates as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but Minnesota actually has 11,842 lakes that are 10 acres or more. The legend of Paul Bunyan gives Paul and Babe the Blue Ox credit for creating the lakes with their footprints. In reality, Minnesota’s many lakes were created by the filling of depressions when four large glacier systems melted.
Gopher State
   is a nickname for the state of   
Minnesota
Unofficial nickname. There was discussion in the mid 19th C about whether to call Minnesota "The Gopher State" or "The Beaver State." In February 1858, the new Minnesota Legislature introduced the “Five Million Loan” bill. The purpose was to provide money to build railroads in the state. During the public debate, a cartoon circulated depicting the railroad tycoons as nine gophers with human heads pulling a Gopher Train. This possibly helped sway the decision to The Gopher State. In fact, the nickname refers to the “striped gopher” which is not actually a gopher, but is a thirteen-lined ground squirrel.
Bread and Butter State
   is a nickname for the state of   
Minnesota
Unofficial nickname. This name came into use at the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo, New York in 1902. The superior wheat, flour and dairy products of Minnesota and its numerous flourmills and butter-making plants caused the state to be referred to as ‘The Bread and Butter State’.
Sergio Corbucci
   directed   
Minnesota Clay (1965)
Minnesota Clay, an ex-gunfighter slowly losing his eyesight, is released after serving a long prison sentence for a crime he didn't commit.
Lynx
   is based in   
Minnesota
Dimitri Mitropoulos
   was music director of the   
Minnesota Orchestra
1937-1949; at the time known as the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
University of Minnesota
   is in   
Minneapolis-St Paul
Largest of the four primary campuses
Minnesota State University
   is in   
Mankato
Minnesota
Northern Tallgrass Prairie
   is located in   
Minnesota
Shared with Iowa
Sherburne
   is located in   
Minnesota
Upper Mississippi River
   is located in   
Minnesota






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