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Origin of state's name: Based on the Dakota Sioux Indian word for "sky-tinted water," referring to the Minnesota River or the state's many lakes.
Capital City: Saint Paul
Admission to Statehood: May 11, 1858
Motto: L'Etoile du nord (The Star of the North)
Nickname: North Star State / Land of 10,000 Lakes
Bird: Common Loon
Flower: Pink and White Lady's-Slipper (Cypripedium reginae)
Tree: Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)
Soils: Minnesota - Lester
Highest Point: Eagle Mountain; 2,301 feet, 37th
Lowest Point: Shore of Lake Superior; 602 feet, 42nd

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