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The North Star State

Minnesota State Nickname

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Minnesota features one of its nicknames (Land of 10,000 Lakes) inside an outline of the state, pine trees (the state tree is red pine), a common loon (state bird), and fishermen in a boat (the state fish is walleye pike). Minnesota became the 32nd state in 1858. Public domain image on Wikipedia.

Official State Nickname of Minnesota

The official nickname for Minnesota is "The North Star State" which originates from the French motto appearing on Minnesota's state flag and seal: "l’étoile du nord" (translation: "the star of the north"). All State Nicknames

Other Minnesota Nicknames

Another well-known nickname for Minnesota is "Land of 10,000 Lakes" (featured on the U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Minnesota).

Minnesota has also been called "The Gopher State" and "The Bread and Butter State."