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Minnesota Profile

The "Land of 10,000 Lakes," Minnesota got its nickname because there are more than 12,000 lakes throughout the state. Its name comes from the Dakota (Sioux) word for the Minnesota River's "sky-tinted waters." The Minnesota Territory was formed in 1849 from what had been part of the Northwest Territory, and Minnesota joined the Union in 1858. The state flower is the pink and white lady's slipper, and the capital is St. Paul. ...Read more here: Minnesota - The Land of 10,000 Lakes

Capital City:
St. Paul
Nickname:
North Star State / Gopher State / Bread and Butter State
Motto:
L'Etoile du Nord (The star of the north.)
Statehood:
May 11, 1858 (32th)
Origin of State's Name:
Based on the Dakota Sioux Indian word for "sky-tinted water," referring to the Minnesota River or the state's many lakes.
Largest Cities:
Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Bloomington, Duluth, Rochester
Border States:
Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Land Area:
79,617 sq. mi., 14th largest
State Bird:
Common Loon
State Flower:
Pink and white lady's-slipper (cypripedium reginae)
State Tree:
Red Pine (pinus resinosa)
State Song:
Hail! Minnesota

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Minnesota Schools

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Elementary Schools

Knight Elementary
(320) 616-5200
504 Minnesota Avenue
Randall, MN 56475
Valley View Elementary
(952) 681-5700
351 E 88th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420

Middle Schools

Robert J. Elkington Middle School
(218) 327-5800
1000 Ne 8th Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Richfield Middle
(612) 798-6400
7461 Oliver Avenue S
Richfield, MN 55423

High Schools

Chokio Alberta Secondary
(320) 324-7141
Main Street
Alberta, MN 56207
Edina Senior High
(952) 848-3800
6754 Valley View Road
Edina, MN 55435

Sex Offender Information for Minnesota

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In Minnesota, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://www.dps.state.mn.us/bca/Invest/Documents/Page-07.html. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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