Monday, August 6, 2018

August - Week 32 - Minnesota - the North Star State

32 Minnesota
Date admitted to the US – May 11, 1858
Postal abbreviation – MN
Capital – St. Paul
Area – 86,938.87 [12th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 5,303,925 [21st largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 66.6 [32nd largest in the US]
Area codes – 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952
Zip codes – 55001 - 56763
Number of counties – 87
State nickname –  the North Star State
State motto – "L'Etoile du Nord" - The Star of the North

State Flag of Minnesota
Fun facts
-At 9.5 million square feet, the Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields.
-Minneapolis’ famed skyway system connecting 52 blocks (nearly five miles) of downtown makes it possible to live, eat, work and shop without going outside.
-The Metrodome is the only facility in the US to host a Super Bowl, a World Series, and a NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship.
-The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the largest urban sculpture garden in the US.
-Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
-Tonka Trucks are manufactured in Minnetonka.
-Minnesota has one recreational boat per every six people, more than any other state.
-There are 201 named Mud Lakes, 154 named Long Lakes, and 123 named Rice Lakes in Minnesota.

Law Schools
-Hamline University School of Law 
-University of Minnesota Law School 
-University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis 
-William Mitchell College of Law

Military facts
Military schools
Military bases

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