Monday, March 16, 2015

Minnesota


Minnesota is a state in the midwest part of the US, that borders Canada to the north and Lake Superior on the northeast.
It's name comes from Native American words meaning blue water.

It's nicknames are the Land of 10,000 Lakes, North Star State and The Gopher State.
It's motto is L'√Čtoile du Nord, which is French for The Star of the North.

(from: wikipedia - minnesota)

The state flag of Minnesota has the state seal on it, which shows a Native American riding a horse and a pioneer using a plow on his field.
The Mississippi river and a waterfall called St. Anthony falls are shown, and three pine trees.

(from: wikipedia - flag of minnesota)

The shopping mall with the most stores in the US is in Minnesota, called the mall of America.
It has over 500 stores inside, and even an amusement park in the middle!

(from: wikipedia - mall of america)

There are two cities right next to each other in Minnesota, divided by the Mississippi river and people call them the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

(from: wikipedia - minneapolis-saint paul)

The Mississippi river starts in Minnesota, coming from Lake Itasca, and then turning into a river at Saint Anthony Falls, where the twin cities use the waterfall to make power for the city.

(from: wikipedia - lake itasca)


(from: wikipedia - saint anthony falls)

Every year in Saint Paul they have a big winter carnival, and sometimes they even build a giant ice palace.

(from: wikipedia - saint paul winter carnival)


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