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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

Rondo Learning Center
(651) 325-2600
560 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
Jefferson Elementary
(320) 214-6695
1202 W Monogalia Avenue
Willmar, MN 56201

Middle Schools

Anwatin Middle School
(612) 668-2450
256 Upton Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Dakota Hills Middle
(651) 683-6800
4183 Braddock Trail
Eagan, MN 55123

High Schools

Riverside Special
(218) 333-3280
3300 Gillett Drive Nw
Bemidji, MN 56601
Cloquet Area Alt. Ed. Programs
(218) 879-0115
302 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720

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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