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Minnesota State Name Origin:

Minnesota map - click to see all state name origins
Minnesota Geology and Topography Map: USGS.
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Minnesota - click to see all state name origins

What does Minnesota mean? The name Minnesota is based on the Dakota Sioux Indian word for sky-tinted water, which refers to the Minnesota River and the state's many lakes.

Minnesota USA - click to see all state name origins
Minnesota USA. See All State Name Origins.
Minnesota license plate - click to see all state name origins
Minnesota "Critical Habitat" license plate - photo by Norm Russo
(used by permission). See All State Name Origins.
Source:
Minnesota Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Links:
Origin Of Minnesota County Names (pdf): MN House of Rep.
County Name Origins: MN Counties.org
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Minnesota Symbols & Icons:

bird-butterfly
flower-tree
fish-reptile
fruit-mushroom 
grain-muffin

flag-seal - quarter
motto-song
name-nickname
drink-photograph
gemstone-soil
 

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