state of the United States of America

Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes".

A 1940 postcard from Minnesota
Flag of Minnesota


  • Iowa and Minnesota play for a pig, a statuette rendition of the actual brother of a porcine star of a Will Rogers movie. I would like to remind you that this is, on balance, a marvelous nation.
    • Chuck Culpepper, "JUST FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL TO PASADENA", (16 November 2001), The Oregonian
  •   Encyclopedic article on Minnesota on Wikipedia
  •   Media related to Minnesota on Wikimedia Commons
  •   The dictionary definition of Minnesota on Wiktionary
  •   Minnesota travel guide from Wikivoyage