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Transcript of Minnesota
Our state muffin was decided to be blueberry in 1988. a class of third graders in MN was inspired by a class of third graders in Massachusetts who picked the corn bread muffin to be a symbol of their state, hence the term
The third grade class in MN wanted the blueberry muffin to be our state muffin because wheat is a common crop in southern MN and wild blueberries are common in Northern MN.
Lumberjacks make an average of $38,000 dollars per year, they normally get payed $9 per hour and work about 10 hours a day. To be a lumberjack you have to be at least 18 years of age and you must have a highschool diploma and some on the job training. Lumbering is a very important part of the economy considering many things we use are made of wood, even paper! Lubering use to be very popular and once in 1905 the wood that was lumbered could fill about 240,000 frieght cars because of all the lumbering.
Our State fish is the Walleye. The Walleye is the largest North American member of the Perch family. They prefer gravel, rock and firm sand bottoms and are often found in weed cover and other structure.
Our State Symbols
The Common Loon was adopted to be the state bird of MN in 1961. Loons are known for their cries, wails, and yodels. Their echoing calls are a distinctive feature of Minnesota's northern lakes.
Milk was decided to be the official state drink for MN in 1984. Minnesota produces 9.7 billion lbs of milk per year and ranks sixth in dairy production amongst all 50 states. Each dairy cow gives about 6.5 gallons of milk every day. But less than half of it is consumed as a beverage - excess is used for butter, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, milk powder, and other processed dairy products.
Our State gemstone is the Lake Superior Agate, it was designated to be that in 1969. It was derived from iron ore in the soil, lake superior agates were dispersed by glaciers from the last ice age. Found in Northeastern and North Central Minnesota, most Lake Superior Agates are pea-sized but some are as big as bowling balls and weigh over 20 lbs.
The White and Pink Lady Slipper was chosen as Minnesota's state flower in 1902. Lady Slippers can live up to 50 years but can develop slowly, taking 16 years to produce their first flower. It is illegal to pick the flowers or to uproot or unearth the plants.
Minnesota designated the Red Pine (Norway Pine) as the state tree in 1952. Unlike other trees the Red Pine looses its branches near the bottom of the trunk to prevent forest fires.
Minnesota decided Wild Rice to be our state grain in 1977. Wild Rice is an aquatic grass, not related to common rice. For many years Wild Rice all around the world was produced in Minnesota, and most of it still is.
We chose the Honey Crisp Apple as our state fruit in 2006. The Honey Crisp is a cross between the Macoun and Honey Gold Apple. Made by the University of Minnesota's Apple Breeding Program, Honey Crisp's are now grown in the U.S, Canada, and as far away as South Africa and New Zeland!
Facts of Minnesota
Tonka Trucks were developed and continue to be manufactured in Minnatonka
The original name of the settlement that is now St.Paul was called Pig's Eye.
Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shorline. More than California, Florida and Hawaii combined!
The first open heart surgery, and bone marrow transplant in the country were done at the University of Minnesota.
The Hull-Rust Mine in Hibbing became the largest open-pit mine in the world.
In 1898, the Kensington Runestone was found on the farm of Olaf Ohman, near Alexanria. The Runestone tells a story of a band of Vikings in 1362.
There are 11,842 lakes in Minnesota.
Minnesota has a population of 5.379 million.
Crappies are part of the sunfish family. Both the White Crappie and the Black Crappie as adults feed predominantly on smaller species.
Orange Spotted Sunfish
The Orange Spotted Sunfish is the smallest of 12 species of Lepomis Sunfish found in North America. The average size of the adult of the Orange Spotted Sunfish is around 2-3 inches.
The Northern Pike is one of the easiest fish to catch because it willingly bites lures and bait. Most Northerns caught while fishing wheigh up to 2-3 pounds. The state record for a Northern Pike is 45 pounds an 12 ounces!
Even though this species of fish is normally thought of as a pond or small lake fish, theyre also found in freshwater lakes, large border rivers, and resiviors. Most Bluegills range from 4-12 inches long.
The Largemouth Bass is part of the sunfish family and is also one of the most popular freshwater game fish in the Northern area. Largemouth Bass is considered one of the smartest freshwater fish there is. After just one experience with an artificial lure, the Bass may never go near that style of lure ever again.
The largest catfish on record is 38 pounds and 44 inches. Caught in the Mississippi River in Hennepin County, 1975. Most Channel Catfish live in rivers, resiviors, streams, backwaters, swamps, and sometimes lakes.
The average length of a Northern Cardinal is about 21 cm. When an adult it can weigh 33.6-65 grams. They normally live up to 3 years.
The average Blue Jay grows to be about 9-12 inches and weighs about 2.47-3.53 ounces. Blue Jays normally live for about 7 years.
On average a Hummingbird will live 4-9 years. Most Hummingbird's weigh about 0.07-0.21 ounces and are about 3-4 inches in size.
An average Robin will weigh about 9 grams and will be about 14 centimeters in length. Their wingspan is about 21 centimeters. Most Robins will live for about 1 year on average.
The average size of a chickadee is about 5 inches and they normally live about 12 1/2 years.
The average Bald Eagle varies from 35-37 inches and has a wing span of 79-90 inches. It weighs about 130 pounds and lives for 20-30 years.
The average female White-Tailed Deer weighs about 125 pounds and they are about 3 1/2 feet tall. The female White-Tailed Deer lives about 4 to 5 1/2 years.
Elk average to weigh 496 to 531 pounds and they're 6.9 feet from nose to tail. Elk have a lifespan of about 15 years.
Outdoor Snow Activities
International Wolf Center
Raccoons are about 70cm from the nose to the tail and they live for 2-3 years and they stand about 6 inches off the ground on all 4 feet.
When living in the wild the Red Fox will normally live for 5 years. They grow to be about 4 feet and 1 inch from nose to the end of the tail and their weight can range from 6.5 pounds to 24 pounds.
In the wild they will live up to 20 years on average. Black Bears range from about 50 to 75 inches in length and they weigh about 130 to 660 pounds.
The average adult Gray Wolf is about 4.5 to 6 feet from nose to tail and they weigh about 55 to 130 pounds. They have a lifespan of about 5 to 6 years.
Carlos Creek Winery
Central Lakes Trail
Douglas County Fair
Betsy Ross Resort
Brophy Bay Resort
Lake Andrew Resort
Lake Carlos Villas
Shady Lawn Resort
Country Inn and Suites
Geneva Golf Course
Alexandria Golf Course
Atikwa Golf Club
Lake Miltona Golf Club
Hardwood Hills Golf Club
Nordic Trails Golf Course
Scott Dirck Golf Academy
Lakes Area Excavating
The Douglas County area was founded in 1858, the same year Minnesota bacame a state. Douglas County was named after Sen. Stephen A. Douglas who helped get the county established. The settlement of Alexandria began when Alexander and William Kinkead built a log cabin and a hotel along the shore of Lake Agnes in 1858.
What She Does:
She has the administrative and legislative authority over city business. Sara is 58 years old and was elected to be mayor in 2012.
The average miner gets about $91,000 per year and you must be over the age of 16 to be a miner. Minnesota mostly mines for iron ore and we mine about 40 tons of high-grade iron ore anually. A lot of the iron that's mined in Minnesota comes from the Mesabi Range. Mining is a very dangerous job and some illnesses are... Ankylostomiasis, Miners' Nystagmus, Weil's Disease, Silicosis and Ulceration of skin (that's why they have such a high pay job).
The average farmer in MN gets payed about $120,000 every year. Most farmers in MN grow corn, wheat, sugar beets, soy beans and wild rice. Also the average farm is about 441 acres. Planting season usually starts in May and Harvest season starts in October. Some of the chemicals farmers use to keep weeds, bugs ect. away can harm the crops, some of these chemicals are
There is a lot of tourism in Minnesota from people visiting the beggining of the Mississippi River (Lake Itaska) to swimming in 1/11,842 lakes! having so many people come to see the Gopher State means we have to have plenty of hotels and resorts, so lucky for us we have 850 resorts and 862 hotels and motels. Some main attractions that we get tourism from are Mall of America, Minnesota Zoo, Minnesota State Fair, Science Museum, Como Park Zoo, Walker Art Center, Valley Fair, Guthrie Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Minneapolis Sclupture Garden, Target Field, Water Park of America and all of our lakes.
About 54% of MN is farmland and thats about 26,917,962 acres. The reson MN make sfor good farmland is because of the rich soil and he perfect amoun sun and water, hee is also a lo of agriculture in MN.
Around 16% of MN is forestry and thats about 2,601,254 acres, this is why lumbe and agriculture is so popular is MN. MN is home to 52 native tree species, some of the most common ones are oak, spruce, red pine, aspen, and birch.
We all know that we have a lot of lakes (we are nicknamed land of 10,000 lakes) but did you know that 69% of MN is covered in water?! The to 5 biggest lakes are Red Lake, Mille Lacs Lake, Leech Lake, Lake Wnnibigoshish, and Lake Vermillion.
Minnesota is just one of the states that make up the great plains. There is about 150,000 acres of plains in Minnesota. The definition of a plain is; an extensice, level, usually treeless area of land.
(Red and green is Farmland)
(Green is Forestry)
(Blue is Lakes)
Go Bowling at Garden Center Lanes
Our state motto L'etoile du Nord meaning Star of the North.