Did you know that an iron deposit in Minnesota produces 75% of our nation's iron. Did you know that in 1895 the largest open pit iron mine opened in that area and produced 25% of the nation's iron.
Minnesota is full of forests, prairies and lakes. The southern half of minnesota is great farm land because it is covered in prairies. In southeast Minnesota there are many streams running through deep valleys.
The Dakota Sioux people were the first to roam Minnesota. They were here way before the European settlers. They often said "The voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the rippling of the mighty water."
The capital of Minnesota is Saint Paul and the largest city is Minneapolis
Some of the state symbols in Minnesota are the Norway pine which is the state tree, the state flower is the Pink and white lady's slipper, the state bird is the the Common loon and the state gemstone is Lake Superior agate.