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Minnesota was the 32nd state to join the United States of America. Minnesota officially became a state on May 11, 1858. The capital city is St. Paul, but the largest city is Minneapolis.

Here are some official state symbols to help you get to know Minnesota better.

  • State Nickname - "Gopher State", "North Star State"
  • State Bird - Common loon
  • State Tree - Norway pine
  • State Mushroon - Morel
  • State Beverage - Milk
  • State Muffin - Blueberry

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Did you know that Minnesota is the 12th biggest state in the USA? The territory spans 86,943 square miles.