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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

Wilshire Park Elementary
(612) 706-1200
3600 Highcrest Road Ne
St. Anthony, MN 55418
Hidden Valley Elementary
(952) 707-3800
13875 Glendale Avenue
Savage, MN 55378

Middle Schools

Elk River District Shared Time Prog
(763) 241-3400
327 King Avenue
Elk River, MN 55330
Roosevelt Elementary
(218) 742-3943
411 5th Avenue S
Virginia, MN 55792

High Schools

Csec Alc S Ind
(952) 368-8875
309 Lake Hazeltine Dr.
Chaska, MN 55318
Elgin Secondary
(507) 876-2521
70 1st Street Se
Elgin, MN 55932

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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