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Come What May
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Entered the Union: May 11, 1858 (32) Capital: St. Paul
Origin of Name: From a Dakota Indian word meaning “sky-tinted water”
State Nicknames: North Star State • Land of 10,000 Lakes
State Motto: L'Étoile du Nord (The North Star)
State Tree: Red (Norway) Pine State Bird: Common Loon
State Gemstone: Lake Superior Agate State Flower: Lady's Slipper
State Song: “Hail Minnesota" State Fruit: Honeycrisp Apple
National Forests: 2 • State Forests: 58 • State Parks: 66
Famous for: Lakes • The Mall of America, boating
Famous Minnesotans: Andrews Sisters • Bob Dylan (singers), F. Scott Fitzgerald • Sinclair Lewis (novelists), Judy Garland (actress), Hubert Humphrey • Walter Mondale (vice presidents), Roger Maris (baseball), Charles Schulz (cartoonist)
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Minnesota was discovered by French explorers and trappers. It was claimed for France in 1679. Eastern Minnesota was aquired from Britain after the Revolutionary War. The western portion was purchased from Napolean (France) in 1803 as part of the "Louisiana Purchase."
In 1898, the Kensington Rune stone was found on the farm of Olaf Ohman, near Alexandria. The Kensington Rune stone carvings allegedly tell of a journey of a band of Vikings in 1362.
The skyway system in Minneapolis allows people to live, eat, work and shop in nearly five miles without ever going outside. 
The Mall of America in Bloomington is over 9.5 million square feet in size. 
Because of its thousands of lakes, Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline.
Minnesota's waters flow outward in three directions: north to Hudson Bay in Canada, east to the Atlantic Ocean, and south to the Gulf of Mexico.
Minnesota is home to: Green Giant vegetables, Greyhound Lines (the first bus line), and Tonka Trucks.
Minnesota inventions: the snowmobile, the first water skis, the first automatic pop-up toaster, the first canned ham and spam, masking and scotch tape, the stapler, Wheaties, Bisquick, the bundt pan, HMOs.
The showy lady's slipper is Minnesota's state flower. It is one of 43 orchid species that grow in Minnesota.
Minneapolis has more golfers per capita than any other city in the country.
The first open heart surgery and the first bone marrow transplant in the United States were done at the University of Minnesota.
Rochester is home of the world famous Mayo Clinic. The clinic is a major teaching and working facility. It is known world wide for its doctor's expertise and the newest methods of treatments.
The nation’s first Better Business Bureau was founded in Minneapolis in 1912.
Minnesota has one recreational boat per every six people, more than any other state.
Minnesota students Scott and Brennan Olson invented rollerblades in 1980, when they were looking for a way to practice Hockey during the off-season. Their design was an ice hockey boot with 3 inline wheels instead of a blade.
The first Intercollegiate Basketball game was played in Minnesota on February 9,1895.
Minnesota's Ethnic Roots: German 37.3%, Norwegian 17%, Irish 12.2%, Swedish 10%, French 5.5%
Religion in Minnesota: 77% Christian (52% Protestant, 25% Catholic), 14% No Religion, 3% Other Religions
Tonka Trucks were developed and are still manufactured in Minnetonka.
Candy maker Frank C. Mars of Minnesota introduced the Milky Way candy bar in 1923, the Snickers bar in 1930 and the Three Musketeers bar in 1937.


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Flag Day
Flag Day
June 14 - Flag Day Americans celebrate the adoption of our first national flag.
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Father's Day
Father's Day
June 21, 2015
Father's Day celebrates fathers and fatherhood and the influence of fathers in society.
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Summer Solstice
June 21 is the First Day of Summer
(Summer Solstice)
It is the longest day of the year with approx. 14.5 hours of daylight.
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Independence Day
4th of July
Happy Birthday America!
The Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
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One Street Over
Michael Lewis Video: Sky Blue
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