4-23 The State of Minnesota

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The great state of Minnesota became  the 32nd state in the Union on May 11, 1858.  Minnesota is from a Dakota Sioux Indian word that means "cloudy water" or "sky water" and refers to local rivers.  Its state capital is St. Paul.  The Central part of Minnesota is a hill and lake region covering approximately half the state.  The northeast region is  rocky ridges and deep lakes.  To the northwest lie flat plains while to the south, rolling plains and deep river valleys.  Minnesota is famous for the tall tale of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox.

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto "L'Etoile du Nord" - The Star of the North  
Nickname "The North Star State" & "Land of 10,000 Lakes"  
State Seal 1861
State Bird Common Loon 1961
State Flower Pink and White Lady Slipper 1893
State Song Hail! Minnesota 1945
State Tree Red Pine 1953
State Flag 1893
State Grain Wild Rice 1977
State Fish Walleye Pike 1965
State Insect Monarch Butterfly 2000
State Gemstone Lake Superior Agate 1969
State Fruit Honeycrisp Apple 2006

Complete the questions below.

1.  Minnesota became  the 32nd state in the Union on May 11, .

2.  The state fish is the .

3.  The motto "L'Etoile du Nord" means .

4.  The state grain is .

5.  "The Land of 10,000 lakes" is one of its .

6.  The state bird is the .

7.  The Pink & White Lady Slipper is the state .

8.  Minnesota is famous for the tall tale of and his blue ox.

9.  The state tree is the .

10.  The Lake Superior Agate is the state .



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