Facts About Minnesota

In 1848 the Minnesota Territory was formed by the US government.  In 1858, Minnesota was admitted to the USA as the 32nd state.  Minnesota gets its name from the Dakota word minisota, meaning "water that reflects the sky."  Minnesota's state capital is Saint Paul.  Minnesota is the 12th largest state in the USA.  Minnesota's state nicknames are "the gopher state" and "the North Star state."

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