The comic strip Peanuts was created by St. Paul native Charles M. Schulz. The first territorial legislature, held on September 2, 1849,[51] was dominated by men of New England ancestry. The Anishinaabe (also known as Ojibwe or Chippewa) were migrating into Minnesota, causing tensions with the Dakota people,[45] and dislocated the Mdewakaton. [93], Minnesota's per capita personal income in 2019 was $58,834, the thirteenth-highest in the nation. Nineteen yellow stars surround the seal on a white band; these stars symbolize that fact Minnesota was the 19th state to enter the union after the first 13. Minnesota Taxpayer Identification Number. Minnesota native Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Minor league baseball is represented by major league-sponsored teams and independent teams such as the St. Paul Saints, who play at CHS Field in St. Paul. Minnesota has four ecological provinces: prairie parkland, in the southwestern and western parts of the state; the eastern broadleaf forest (Big Woods) in the southeast, extending in a narrowing strip to the state's northwestern part, where it transitions into tallgrass aspen parkland; and the northern Laurentian mixed forest, a transitional forest between the northern boreal forest and the broadleaf forests to the south. [34] Nearly all Minnesota's prairies and oak savannas have been fragmented by farming, grazing, logging, and suburban development.[35]. Minnesota United FC joined Major League Soccer as an expansion team in 2017, having played in the lower-division North American Soccer League from 2010 to 2016. Winter Olympic Games medalists from the state include twelve of the twenty members of the gold medal 1980 ice hockey team (coached by Minnesota native Herb Brooks) and the bronze medalist U.S. men's curling team in the 2006 Winter Olympics. Paul Metropolitan Area connecting a variety of sites of historic, cultural, and geologic interest.[44]. [4] The rate of population change, and age and gender distributions, approximate the national average. A red banner with yellow letters has the state motto, "L'ETOILE DU NORD," meaning "the star of the north" in French. The Twins began play as the original Washington Senators, a founding member of the American League in 1901, relocating to Minnesota in 1961. It is believed the Siouan languages derive from them. There are nine NCAA Division II colleges in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, and twenty NCAA Division III colleges in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.[167][168]. [30] Minnesota's portion of Lake Superior is the largest at 962,700 acres (389,600 ha; 3,896 km2) and deepest (at 1,290 ft (390 m)) body of water in the state. In that case, you need to get a federal ID. According to the 2017 American Community Survey, 5.1% of Minnesota's population were of Hispanic or Latino origin (of any race): Mexican (3.5%), Puerto Rican (0.2%), Cuban (0.1%), and other Hispanic or Latino origin (1.2%). Minnesota remains a center of Scandinavian American, German American, and Czech American[10] culture. Minnesota is ranked in the top ten for wind energy production. Grandma's Marathon is run every summer along the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior, and the Twin Cities Marathon winds around lakes and the Mississippi River during the peak of the fall color season. It shares a Lake Superior water border with Michigan and a land and water border with Wisconsin to the east. Interlachen Country Club has hosted the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open, and Solheim Cup. The course also hosted the Ryder Cup in the fall of 2016, when it became one of two courses in the U.S. to host all major golf competitions. The Northstar Line commuter rail service runs from Big Lake to the Target Field station in downtown Minneapolis. North Star State State Motto - "L'Etoile du Nord" - The Star of the North State Song - Hail Minnesota Dinosaur Fossils Found in Minnesota - Hadrosaur (a duck-billed dinosaur) Minnesota State Symbols and Emblems: Minnesota's official flag was adopted in 1893. The Mahtomedi High School Chamber Singers created an official recording of the song, commissioned in 2006 by Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer. If you need one, you can apply through Business Tax Registration. When Europeans arrived in North America, a subculture of Sioux called the Dakota people lived in Minnesota. These cities were on rivers that were ideal for transportation. Hawk Ridge is one of the premier bird watching sites in North America. [106] There are also a number of municipal utilities.[106]. The University of Minnesota Medical School is a high-rated teaching institution that has made a number of breakthroughs in treatment, and its research activities contribute significantly to the state's growing biotechnology industry. In jurisdictions that have not adopted the State Building Code, the license number must be placed on the site plan review or zoning permit. [175] Minnesota is the only U.S. state where bandy is played.[176]. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tourism has become an important industry, especially in the Lake region. Much of what is now Minnesota was part of the vast French holding of Louisiana, which the United States purchased in 1803. The Independence Party has received enough support to keep major-party status. Minnesota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. When hostilities ended there were 2,000 in custody. [115][118][119] These and other measures have led two groups to rank Minnesota as the healthiest state in the nation; however, in one of these rankings, Minnesota descended from first to sixth in the nation between 2005 and 2009 because of low levels of public health funding and the prevalence of binge drinking. [135], Transportation in Minnesota is overseen by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) at the state level and by regional and local governments at the local level. In addition to the city and county levels of government found in the United States, Minnesota has other entities that provide governmental oversight and planning. 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The University of Minnesota-owned station is still on the air, and since 1993 broadcasts a college rock format. Before Europeans arrived, Minnesota was inhabited by various indigenous peoples going back to the archaic hunter-gatherers of the Woodland period. [127], One of the Minnesota Legislature's first acts when it opened in 1858 was the creation of a normal school in Winona. In the North Country, what had been an industrial area focused on mining and timber has largely been transformed into a vacation destination. Ashkenazi Jewish pioneers set up Saint Paul's first synagogue in 1856. Minnesota's commitment to education has contributed to a literate and well-educated populace. State Nickname - Gopher State. [159] Hubbard Broadcasting, which owns KSTP, is now the only locally owned television company in Minnesota. Minnesota's standard of living index is among the highest in the United States, and the state is among the best-educated in the nation. [129] In a 2013 study conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics comparing the performance of eighth-grade students internationally in math and science, Minnesota ranked eighth in the world and third in the United States, behind Massachusetts and Vermont. The table below shows the racial composition of Minnesota's population as of 2017. Last Modified Date: August 24, 2020. Each district has one senator and two representatives, each senatorial district being divided into A and B sections for members of the House. Innovations by Minneapolis millers led to the production of Minnesota "patent" flour, which commanded almost double the price of "bakers'" or "clear" flour, which it replaced. Explorers such as Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, Father Louis Hennepin, Jonathan Carver, Henry Schoolcraft, and Joseph Nicollet mapped the state. Many lakes and rivers are overseen by watershed districts and soil and water conservation districts. Ben Cahoon, 27 June 2003 [101] Forestry remains strong, including logging, pulpwood processing and paper production, and forest products manufacturing. [166] Previous professional soccer teams have included the Minnesota Kicks, which played at Metropolitan Stadium from 1976 to 1981, and the Minnesota Strikers from 1984 to 1988. Minnesota has two U.S. senators and eight members of the U.S. House and, therefore, 10 … In 2012, the Democrats regained the House of Representatives by a margin of 73–61, picking up 11 seats; the Democrats also regained the Minnesota Senate. Urban centers in "Greater Minnesota" include Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester and St. The lakes teem with sport fish such as walleye, bass, muskellunge, and northern pike, and brook, brown, and rainbow trout populate streams in the southeast and northeast. multiple Minnesota communities. Minnesotans have consistently cast their Electoral College votes for Democratic presidential candidates since 1976, longer than any other state. Land west of the Mississippi was acquired with the Louisiana Purchase, though part of the Red River Valley was disputed until the Treaty of 1818. [99] The state is the nation's largest producer of sugar beets, sweet corn, and peas for processing, and farm-raised turkeys. The license number of a contractor or remodeler must be placed on all building permits and building permit applications made to or issued by the state or a political subdivision (such as a city or county). [23] Minnesota is geologically quiet today; it experiences earthquakes infrequently, most of them minor. The Ryder Cup is scheduled to return in 2028.[169]. The showy lady's slipper is Minnesota's state flower. [65] By 1900 Minnesota mills, led by Pillsbury, Northwestern and the Washburn-Crosby Company (a forerunner of General Mills), were grinding 14.1% of the nation's grain. Minnesota inventions: the snowmobile, the first water skis, the first automatic pop-up toaster, the first canned ham and spam, masking and scotch tape, the stapler, Wheaties, Bisquick, the bundt pan, HMOs. Two of the largest public radio networks, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and Public Radio International (PRI), are based in the state. With 86,943 square miles (225,180 km2),[20] or approximately 2.25% of the United States,[21] Minnesota is the 12th-largest state. Paul. Office of the Secretary of State Administration. The sawmills at Saint Anthony Falls and logging centers of Pine City, Marine on St. Croix, Stillwater, and Winona processed vast quantities of timber. The Laural Complex covered part of the north while the Tremplau Hopewell was in the Mississippi river Valley (100 BCE – 500 CE). All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Awareness Week (July 3-11) ATV use in Minnesota generates tourism opportunities and contributes greatly to the state's economy. [43] Today Minnesota has 72 state parks and recreation areas, 58 state forests covering about four million acres (16,000 km2), and numerous state wildlife preserves, all managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Roman Catholics (of largely German, Irish, French and Slavic descent) make up the largest single Christian denomination. Minnesota has gone for the Democratic Party in every presidential election since 1960, with the exception of 1972, when it was carried by Republican Richard Nixon. Minnesotans helped shape the history of music through popular American culture: the Andrews Sisters' "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" was an iconic tune of World War II, while the Trashmen's "Surfin' Bird" and Bob Dylan epitomize two sides of the 1960s. Phone Number: 1-651-201-3400. [85] Minnesota is home to more than 30 mosques, mostly in the Twin Cities metro area. [126] The Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota are partners in the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, a state-funded program that conducts research into cancer, Alzheimer's disease, heart health, obesity, and other areas. [177] Minnesota has more miles of bike trails than any other state,[178] and a growing network of hiking trails, including the 235-mile (378 km) Superior Hiking Trail in the northeast. Marshall, Laura Osnes, Melissa Peterman, Chris Pratt, Marion Ross, Jane Russell, Winona Ryder, Seann William Scott, Kevin Sorbo, Lea Thompson, Vince Vaughn, Jesse Ventura, and Steve Zahn. Senators serve for four years and representatives for two years. [30] It is joined by the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling, by the St. Croix River near Hastings, by the Chippewa River at Wabasha, and by many smaller streams. Most other domestic carriers serve the airport. Minnesota became a center of technology after World War II. Both the Democratic and Republican parties have major-party status in Minnesota, but its state-level Democratic party has a different name, officially known as the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). Cloud State University and Bemidji State University. [22], Minnesota has some of the earth's oldest rocks, gneisses that are about 3.6 billion years old (80% as old as the planet). On May 11, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state admitted into the Union. [68] The remainder of the state is known as "Greater Minnesota" or "Outstate Minnesota".[69]. [23], Two major drainage divides meet in Minnesota's northeast in rural Hibbing, forming a triple watershed. [80], The majority of Minnesotans are Protestants, including a large Lutheran contingent, owing to the state's largely Northern European ethnic makeup. New Deal programs provided some economic turnaround. The men were imprisoned or had fled. Governor Tim Walz, DFL (Democratic–Farmer–Labor), took office on January 7, 2019. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. Minnesota was famous for its soft-ore mines, which produced a significant portion of the world's iron ore for more than a century. [130] In 2014, Minnesota students earned the tenth-highest average composite score in the nation on the ACT exam. In descending order of population, they are Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Saint Cloud, Woodbury, Eagan, Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Blaine, and Lakeville. There are almost 20,000 miles (32,000 km) of snowmobile trails statewide. [84] Although Christianity is dominant, Minnesota has a long history with non-Christian faiths. Appeals are heard by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, Missouri and St. Paul. In 1839 the army forced them off military lands. Minnesota's leading fine art museums include the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, and The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA). In 2018, the DFL retook control of the Minnesota House, while electing DFLer Tim Walz as Governor. Along with this Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), such as the Metropolitan Council, provide planning and oversight of land use actions in metropolitan areas. The number of pigs in the state has increased while the number of hog farms has gone down. 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The Canadians were not enthused to take in the displaced Minnesota Sioux, but went on to set aside even more land for them. The Minnesota Timberwolves joined the NBA in 1989, and have played in Target Center since 1990. In the November 2010 Minnesota House election, the Republicans gained 25 house seats, giving them control of the body by a 72–62 margin. There are two teaching hospitals and medical schools in Minnesota. [144] The 2010 Senate election also saw Minnesota voters elect a Republican majority in the state Senate for the first time since 1972. [19], Minnesota is the second northernmost U.S. state (after Alaska) and northernmost contiguous state, as the isolated Northwest Angle in Lake of the Woods county is the only part of the 48 contiguous states north of the 49th parallel. Office of the Secretary of State 180 State Office Building 100 Rev. The number of electors in each state reflects the number in its congressional delegation. [108] In 2008 Minnesotans paid 10.2 percent of their income in state and local taxes; the U.S. average was 9.7 percent. State of Minnesota ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Derived from the Sioux Indian word minisota, meaning "sky-tinted waters." Your driver's license is your MN ID No [1] . A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources online database of state lakes contains thousands of lakes less than an acre in size or unnamed. 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The State of Minnesota was created by the United States federal government in the traditional and cultural range of lands occupied by the Dakota and Anishinaabe peoples as well as other Native American groups. [53][54][55][56], Treaties between the U.S. Government and the Dakota and Ojibwe gradually forced the natives off their lands and onto reservations. [23] The Wisconsin glaciation left 12,000 years ago. The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA) is a 72-mile-long (116 km) corridor along the Mississippi River through the Minneapolis–St. [121], On October 1, 2007, Minnesota became the 17th state to enact the Freedom to Breathe Act, a statewide smoking ban in restaurants and bars. View our Minnesota area code information. They were harbingers of the water-powered industries around which Minneapolis later grew. [174] Minnesotans have learned to embrace their long, harsh winters in ice sports such as skating, hockey, curling, and broomball, and snow sports such as cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, luge, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. [131] In 2013, nationwide in per-student public education spending, Minnesota ranked 21st. Historical evidence suggests that many people immigrated to Minnesota as a result of the failed European Revolutions of 1848.[11]. [102] In 2019 there were more than 411 service stations supplying E85 fuel, comprising 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. In 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minnesota had the second-highest proportion of high school graduates, with 91.5% of people 25 and older holding a high school diploma, and the tenth-highest proportion of people with bachelor's degrees. [9] The state's geography is defined by western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture; deciduous forests in the southeast, now partially cleared, farmed, and settled; and the less populated North Woods, used for mining, forestry, and recreation. The Vikings' current stadium hosted Super Bowl LII in February, 2018. The choice of the number nineteen is a peculiarly happy one, as Minnesota was the nineteenth state, after the original thirteen, to be admitted to the Union. Nevertheless, farming remained prevalent. The United States Navy and Coast Guard have recognized Minnesota with: Saint Paul, in east-central Minnesota along the banks of the Mississippi River, has been Minnesota's capital city since 1849, first as capital of the Territory of Minnesota, and then as the state capital since 1858. It was formed out of a 1944 alliance of the Minnesota Democratic and Farmer-Labor parties. The rigors and rewards of pioneer life on the prairie are the subject of Giants in the Earth by Ole Rolvaag and the Little House series of children's books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. ZIP codes for the US state Minnesota. Paul, Minnesota – your guide to mosques & Islamic schools", "The Pew Forum – America's Changing Religious Landscape", "United States and States – R2001. [108] The state sales tax in Minnesota is 6.875 percent, but clothing, prescription drug medications and food items for home consumption are exempt. [136] In 2006, a constitutional amendment was passed that required sales and use taxes on motor vehicles to fund transportation, with at least forty percent dedicated to public transit. Minneapolis is a city in Minnesota. [64], Logging, farming and railroads were mainstays of Minnesota's early economy. Since 2016, the Senate has had a slim Republican majority. [110] Excise taxes are levied on alcohol, tobacco, and motor fuel. FAQs: Q: If a husband a wife are employed or are owners of the same business, they are as a partnership. In the 2008 U.S. presidential election, 78.2% of eligible Minnesotans voted – the highest percentage of any U.S. state – versus the national average of 61.2%. The governor has a cabinet consisting of the leaders of various state government agencies, called commissioners. Farther north, Eveleth is the location of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. The Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra are prominent full-time professional musical ensembles who perform concerts and offer educational programs to the Twin Cities' community. MN State ID Number? There are now less than half as many dairy and hog farms in Minnesota … A 2010 survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life showed that 32 percent of Minnesotans were affiliated with Mainline Protestant traditions, 21 percent were Evangelical Protestants, 28 percent Roman Catholic, 1 percent each Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Black Protestant, and smaller amounts of other faiths, with 13 percent unaffiliated. [48] As many as 800 settlers died during the war. Minnesota's factories produce nonelectrical machinery, fabricated metals, flour-mill products, plastics, electronic computers, scientific instruments, and processed foods. 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