State Abbreviation MN
Statehood May 11, 1858
State Capital St. Paul
State Size Total (Land + Water): 86,939 sq miles; Land Only: 79,610 sq miles
Number of Counties 87
State Population (2010) 5,303,925
Electoral Votes 10
State Quarter Issue Date 4-Apr-05
State Motto L’Étoile du Nord (The star of the North)
State Flower Lady slipper
State Bird Common Loon
Nickname North Star State, Gopher State, Land of 10,000 Lakes
State Flag Minnesota State Flag
Area Codes 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Minneapolis (382,578)
St. Paul (285,068)
Rochester (106,769)
Duluth (86,265)
Bloomington (82,893)
Major Sports Teams MLB: Minnesota Twins
NFL: Minnesota Vikings
NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves
NHL: Minnesota Wild
Federal Prisons None
Federal Correctional Institutions Federal Correctional Institution, Sandstone
Federal Correctional Institution, Waseca
State Prisons Minnesota Correctional Facility – Faribault
Minnesota Correctional Facility – Lino Lakes
Minnesota Correctional Facility – Willow River/Moose Lake
Minnesota Correctional Facility – Oak Park Heights
Minnesota Correctional Facility – St. Cloud
Minnesota Correctional Facility – Stillwater
Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing
Minnesota Correctional Facility – Rush City
Minnesota Correctional Facility – Shakopee
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