Minnesota State Facts and History

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Minnesota Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Tim Walz (Democrat)
  • Capital: St. Paul
  • Population: 5,639,632 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 79,626.74 sq km
  • Water Area: 7,309.09 sq km
  • Total Area: 86,935.83 SQ KM
  • Width: c. 200–350 mi (c. 320–560 km)
  • Length: c. 400 mi (c. 640 km)
  • State Motto: “L’Étoile du Nord (The North Star)”
  • Nickname: North Star State
  • Electoral votes: 10
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 8 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Hail! Minnesota”
  • Date of Statehood: May 11, 1858
  • Time Zone: Central (GMT − 6 hours)
  • Official Website of Minnesota: mn.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: MN
  • Origin of name: The word Minnesota comes from the Dakota name for the Minnesota River, which got its name from one of two words in Dakota: “

State Symbol of Minnesota

State BirdCommon loon
State ButterflyMonarch butterfly
State DrinkMilk
State FishWalleye
State FlowerLady slipper
State FruitHoneycrisp apple
State GemstoneLake Superior agate
State GrainNorthern wild rice
State MottoL’Étoile du Nord (The star of the North)
State MuffinBlueberry muffin
State MushroomMorel mushroom
State NicknameNorth Star State; Gopher State; Land of 10,000 Lakes
State PhotographGrace by Eri Enstrom
State PoemMinnesota Blue
State TreeNorway pine (also called red pine)

Sports Teams

  • MLB: Minnesota Twins
  • NFL: Minnesota Vikings
  • NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • NHL: Minnesota Wild
  • MLS: Minnesota United FC

College & Universities

Academy CollegeMinneapolis College of Art and Design
Adler Graduate SchoolMinneapolis Community and Technical College
Alexandria Technical & Community CollegeMinneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork
American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental MedicineMinnesota State College-Southeast Technical
American Indian OIC IncMinnesota State Community and Technical College
Anoka Technical CollegeMinnesota State University-Mankato
Anoka-Ramsey Community CollegeMinnesota State University-Moorhead
Anthem College-MinnesotaMinnesota West Community and Technical College
Apostolic Bible Institute IncModel College of Hair Design
Argosy University-Twin CitiesNational American University-Bloomington
Augsburg CollegeNational American University-Brooklyn Center
Aveda Institute-MinneapolisNational American University-Roseville
Bemidji State UniversityNational Technological University
Bethany Lutheran CollegeNormandale Community College
Bethel Seminary-St. PaulNorth Central University
Brown CollegeNorth Hennepin Community College
Capella UniversityNorthland Community and Technical College
Carleton CollegeNorthwest Technical College
Central Lakes College-BrainerdNorthwest Technical Institute
Century Community and Technical CollegeNorthwestern College
College of Saint BenedictNorthwestern Health Sciences University
College of Visual ArtsOak Hills Christian College
Concordia College at MoorheadPillsbury Baptist Bible College
Concordia University-Saint PaulPine Technical College
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited-DuluthRainy River Community College
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited-HibbingRegency Beauty Institute-Blaine
Crossroads CollegeRegency Beauty Institute-Burnsville
Dakota County Technical CollegeRegency Beauty Institute-Maplewood
DeVry University-MinnesotaRegency Beauty Institute-Minnetonka
Dunwoody College of TechnologyRegency Beauty Institute-Waite Park
East Metro Opportunities Industrialization CenterRidgewater College
Empire Beauty School-BloomingtonRiverland Community College
Empire Beauty School-St PaulRochester Community and Technical College
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegeSaint Cloud State University
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeSaint Johns University
Hamline UniversitySaint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Hennepin Technical CollegeSaint Paul College-A Community and Technical College
Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community CollegeScot Lewis Schools – Minneapolis
Ingenue Beauty SchoolSouth Central College
Inver Hills Community CollegeSouthwest Minnesota State University
Itasca Community CollegeSt Catherine University
ITT Technical Institute-Eden PrairieSt Cloud Technical and Community College
Lake Superior CollegeSt Olaf College
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-MinneapolisSummit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center
Leech Lake Tribal CollegeThe College of Saint Scholastica
Luther SeminaryThe Salon Professional Academy-New Hope
Macalester CollegeUnited Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
Martin Luther CollegeUniversity of Minnesota-Crookston
Mayo Graduate SchoolUniversity of Minnesota-Duluth
Mayo Medical SchoolUniversity of Minnesota-Morris
Mayo School of Health SciencesUniversity of Minnesota-Twin Cities
McNally Smith College of MusicVermilion Community College
Mesabi Range Community and Technical CollegeWalden University
Metropolitan State UniversityWhite Earth Tribal and Community College
Miami Ad School-MinneapolisWilliam Mitchell College of Law
Minneapolis Business CollegeWinona State University

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Como Zoo
  2. Minnesota Zoo
  3. Water Park of America
  4. Mall of America
  5. Guthrie Theater
  6. Nickelodeon Universe
  7. Walker Art Center
  8. Afton Alps
  9. Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  10. Itasca State Park
  11. Mill City Museum
  12. Science Museum of Minnesota
  13. Voyageurs National Park
  14. Split Rock Lighthouse
  15. Weisman Art Museum
  16. Afton State Park
  17. American Swedish Institute
  18. Minnesota History Center

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
LaVerne, Maxene, and Patti Andrewssingers;
Warren E. Burgerjurist;
William E. ColbyCIA director;
William Demarestactor;
William O. Douglasjurist;
Bob Dylansinger and composer;
F. Scott Fitzgeraldnovelist;
Judy Garlandsinger and actress;
J. Paul Gettyoil executive;
Cass Gilbertarchitect;
Duane Hansonsculptor;
Hubert H. Humphreysenator and vice president;
Jessica Langeactress;
Sinclair Lewisnovelist;
Cornell MacNeilbaritone;
Roger Marisbaseball player;
E. G. Marshallactor;
Charles H. Mayosurgeon;
William J. Mayosurgeon;
Eugene J. McCarthyformer senator;
Kate Millettfeminist;
Walter F. Mondaleformer vice president;
Gen. Lauris NorstadNATO commander;
Westbrook Peglercolumnist;
John Sargent Pillsburybusinessman;
Princemusician;
Marion Rossactress;
Jane Russellactress;
Harrison E. Salisburyjournalist;
Charles M. Schulzcartoonist;
Max Shulmannovelist;
Maurice H. Stanssecretary of commerce;
Harold E. Stassengovernment official;
Michael Toddproducer;
Frederick Weyerhaeuserbusinessman;
Gig Youngactor.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Jessica Biel
  2. Jessica Lange
  3. Lea Thompson

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