Minnesota State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Minnesota as the 32nd state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Minnesota.
Date of Statehood:
May 11, 1858
5,132,799 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Minnesota's farms rank high in yields of corn, wheat, rye, alfalfa, and sugar beets. Other leading farm products include butter, eggs, milk, potatoes, green peas, barley, soybeans, oats, and livestock.
The state is rich in natural resources. A few square miles of land in the north in the Mesabi, Cuyuna, and Vermillion ranges produce more than 75% of the nation's iron ore. Minnesota's factory production includes nonelectrical machinery, fabricated metals, flour-mill products, plastics, electronic computers, scientific instruments, and processed foods. It is also one of the nation's leaders in the printing and paper-products industries.
The North Star State
L Etoile du Nord (Star of the North)
Lady Slipper (Legislation of 1902)
Red (or Norway) Pine (Legislation of 1953)
Common Loon (Legislation of 1961)
Walleye Pike (Legislation of 1965)
Monarch Butterfly (Legislation of 2000)
Lake Superior Agate (Legislation of 1969)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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