Sioux indian name meaning “cloudy” for the water of the river

Nickname: North Star State

State bird: Common Loon

State flower: Showy Pink and White Lady’s Slipper

Capital: St Paul

Time: Central (GMT – 6)

The State: Minnesota, the second northernmost State in the USA (after Alaska), is one of the nation’s leading outdoor tourist destinations, with 68 State parks, 55 State forests and more than 12,000 lakes. The State borders Canada, the upper Midwest States and Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world.