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Minnesota Map
Minnesota Map


Minnesota Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
Minnesota Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff


Minnesota Gardener's Guide
Minnesota Gardener's Guide


Lake Wobegon USA, CD
Lake Wobegon USA, CD


V Is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet
V Is for Viking:
A Minnesota Alphabet




Minnesota Flag
Minnesota Flag




Famous Minnesotans

LaVerne, Maxene, & Patti Andrews
Warren E. Burger
William Demarest
William O. Douglas
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James Earle Fraser
Judy Garland
Jean Paul Getty
Duane Hanson
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Cornell MacNeil
John Madden
Roger Maris
E. G. Marshal
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William J. Mayo
Eugene J. McCarthy
Kate Millett
Walter F. Mondale
Prince Rogers Nelson
Lauris Norstad
Westbrook Pegler
Jane Russell
Winona Ryder
Harrison E. Salisbury
Charles M. Schulz
Kevin Sorbo
Maurice H. Stans
Harold Edward Stassen
Michael Todd
Jesse Ventura

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State of Minnesota Posters, Photographs, Maps
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geography > NA > US > MW > MINNESOTA < social studies
State Bird : Common Loon
State Flower : Pink and White Lady's-slipper
State Insect : no designation-
State Fish : Walleye
State Tree : Red Pine
State Capital : St. Paul
State Motto: L'Etoile du nord, “The star of the north.”
Minnesota Map by county.
US Census Bureau
All About Minnesota

Minnesota from Space Art Print
Minnesota from Space
Art Print

(48º0'0"N 93º0'0"W)

Minnesota, known as the “North Star State”, “Gopher State”, and the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, joined the Union on May 11, 1858 as the 32nd state. The name “minnesota” is from the Dakota Sioux word “minisota” for “sky-tinted water.”

Minnesota, in the West North Central Region, is bordered on the north by Canada, Lake Superior and the upper peninsula of Michigan on the northeast, Wisconsin to the east, the south by Iowa, and the west by North Dakota and South Dakota.



Far removed from the nearest ocean, Minnesota nonetheless thrives on a watery love and live-style. Retreating glaciers let 15,000 lakes; from one, Lake Itasca, the Mississippi River begins its long flow southward.

Grown to an imposing stream 500 miles farther along, it cuts through the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul – economic and cultural bastions of a state that, despite its north woods “get-away-from-it-all” appeal, has vast stretches of rolling prairie. Towering grain elevators, a hallmark of prairie architecture testify to Minnesota's importance in the nation's grain markets; fertile soil dropped by glalciers makes the state a major agricultural producer.

South and east if the Twin Cities that Mississippi cleaves high bluffs. Scenic routes here and in other states along the river are tagged by a pilot's wheel emblem on highway markers. Near Red Wing the river widens to become Lake Pepin, where vacationists fish, boat, an water-ski between distant banks.

But most of the patches of blue that gave the state its name–an Indian term for “sky-tinted water” – lie in the central and northern tiers. There the long, eerie cry of the loon punctuates the summer dusk. Lakeside resorts range from rustic to plush. Increasingly they extend their seasons through the area's hard but invigorating winters; guests busy themselved with snowmobiling, skin touring, iceboating, ice fishing in heated huts, or trekking through snow-laden woods of birch and pine.

A gateway to the region is Duluth, where cargo ships from distant lands glide in and out of the port formed with its sister city of Superior, Wisconsin. Visitors can watch a lift bridge soar 120 feet in less than a minute to let ships pass. A highway–U.S. 61–from the port skirts Lake Superior to the Canadian border, scenic, piney sort of inland Maine coast.

North of Duluth, Superior National Forest blends crystal lakes, rocky shorelines, and deep woods in a picturesque northland retreat. At Ely outfitters supply equipment, maps, and even guides for trips into the forest's labyrinthine Boundary Waters Canoe Area. And on the Canadian border, near International Falls, Voyageurs National Park evokes the days of doughty French-Canadian fur traders who left every rapids, every portage, every stream with tales to tell.

(poster text about Minnesota)


Minnesota Flag Art Print
Minnesota Flag
Art Print

St. Paul, State Capitol, Minnesota Art Print
St. Paul, State Capitol,
Minnesota Art Print

• more flag posters

University of Minnesota, Pillsbury Hall, Art Print
University of Minnesota,
Pillsbury Hall, Art Print

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, Art Print
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, Minnesota,
Art Print


Minneapolis - St. Paul from Space Art Print
Minneapolis - St. Paul from Space, Art Print

Minneapolis - St Paul Neighborhood Map Poster
Minneapolis - St Paul Neighborhood Map Poster

Map and Scenes of Minneapolis, Minnesota Art Print
Map and Scenes of
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Art Print

Map of Minnesota Border Lakes Art Print
Map of Minnesota
Border Lakes
Art Print

landforms posters
Earth from Space posters
• more maps posters


Greetings from Minnesota Art Print
Greetings from Minnesota
Art Print
Barge Fleet, Mississippi River, Minnesota, Art Print
Barge Fleet, Mississippi River, Minnesota,
Art Print
Freighters on Lake Superior, Minnesota Art Print
Freighters on Lake Superior, Minnesota
Art Print
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors, Lake Superior, Minnesota, Photographic Print
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors, Lake Superior, Minnesota,
Photographic Print

• more river posters


Common Loon Sits on Her Marshy Nest, Photographic Print
Common Loon Sits
on Her Marshy Nest,
Photographic Print

Common Loons, aquatic birds found in many parts of North America and northern Eurasia, is the Minnesota State Bird.

The call of the loon is distinctive: the naturalist John Muir said “one of the wildest and most striking of all the wilderness sounds, a strange, sad, mournful, unearthly cry, half laughing, half wailing.” (listen to loons)

Loons are also prominent in Native American myths and the “loonie” is also the provincial bird of Ontario.

• more bird posters


Lady's Slipper, Art Print
Lady's Slipper,
Art Print

Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium), a hardy orchid native to temperate and colder regions of the Northern Hemisphere, is the Minnesota State Flower.

• more botany posters


Sign for Lake Kabetogama, Walleye, Minnesota, Art Print
Walleye Sign for
Lake Kabetogama, Minnesota,
Art Print


The Walleye, the Minnesota State Fish, is a freshwater perciform (perch-like) fish native to most of Canada and to the northern United States.

Walleyes are a popular food fish and quotas are necessary to insure their survival.

The common name, “walleye”, is from the ability of their eyes to reflect white light. Because of their resulting excellent vision walleyes are found in deeper waters and allows them to see in choppy water conditions.

Walleyes are also the state fish of South Dakota and the official fish of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

• more freshwater fish posters


Pollen Release from Male Cones of Red Pine, Photographic Print
Pollen Release from Male Cones of Red Pine,
Photographic Print

Red Pine, also known as Norway Pine, is the State Tree of Minnesota, and native to North America.

A “self pruning” evergreen tree characterized by tall, straight growth, the Red Pine is commercially valuable for timber and paper pulp, and as a landscape tree.

The Red Pine derives its name from the thin, flaky and bright orange-red bark in the upper, conical shaped crown.

• more trees


Indians Gathering Wild Rice in Canoes, Poster
Indians Gathering Wild Rice in Canoes, Poster

(48º38'13"N 93º1'53"W)

Rainy Lake straddles the U.S. - Canadian border and a portion is included in the Voyageurs National Park. It is a part of the system of lakes that extends from the Arctic Ocean south to Northern Minnesota.

• more Native American posters


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