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Transcript of Minnesota
Milk is Minnesota's state drink, it is produced by mammals It is a source of nutrition for young mammals before they are able to digest other types of food. The state milk comes from a brown cow.
A Norway pine also known as a Red Pine is usually 20–35 m (66–115 ft) in height and 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in trunk diameter. It is a long-lived tree, reaching a maximum age of about 500 years.
Walleye is a freshwater fish native to most of Canada and to the Northern United States. It is a relative of the European pike perch. The walleye is sometimes called the yellow walleye to separate it from the blue walleye, which is a fish that can be found in the southern Ontario and Quebec regions.
The Common Loon
It is know as its name Common Loon in North America
Common Loon Bird Calls
The average adult Common Loon is 24-39 inches long and a wing span of 48-60 inches long.
Pink and White Lady Slipper
It is Minnesota's state flower. The plant became the state flower of Minnesota in 1902 and was protected by state law in 1925. It is illegal to pick Lady Slipper flower in Minnesota.
They are also known as the Virginia deer or as the whitetail, it is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America. The female whitetail weight average ranges between 88-198 lbs. The male whitetails can range between 130-290 lbs., mature bucks can weigh as much as 400 lbs. Male whitetails re-grow their antlers every year. 1 in 10,000 females (does) have antlers.
Also referred to as the Gray Wolf. It is the largest member of its family, males averaging 95–99 lbs, and females 79–85 lbs. During the winter, their fur becomes darker on the neck, shoulders, and their butt.
The Red Squirrel has a typical head-and-body length of 19-23 cm and a tail length of 15-20 cm. They think that the tail helps them balance when they jump from tree to tree and run on trees. They also believe that their tails help keep them warm while sleeping.
Typical packs have six close related adults, yearlings and young. They primarily hunt in pairs. Coyotes shed once a year, starting in May with light hair loss, then ending in July with a lot of shedding. Coyotes have a higher density of sweat glands on their paw pads. This trait however, is absent in the large New England coyotes, which are thought to have gotten from wolf ancestry.
They are rodents with a coat of sharp quills the defend them from predators. Their quills and guardhairs are used for traditional decorative clothing. For example, their guardhairs are used by the Native American "porky roach" headdress.
Muskies mostly feed on crayfish, frogs, ducklings, snakes, muskrats, mice, and small birds. In spring the have a smaller appetite because their metabolism is slower. They are also known as the Muskellunge
Lives in freshwater, rainbow trout adults average between 1 and 5 lbs. Generally spawn in early to late spring, when temperatures reach at least 42 to 44°F. Adult freshwater forms are blue-green or olive green color with heavy black spotting over the length of the body.
Live in shallow waters of lakes and ponds. Its known for the darkened spot that it has on the posterior edge of the gills and base of the dorsal fin. It usually contains 5-9 vertical bars on the sides of its body, but these stripes are not always distinct.
Known as a jackfish in Canada or a northern in the upper Midwest of the USA. The average length is 70-120 cm. Most often a olive green color, shading from yellow to white along the belly.
Perch is a common name for fish of the genus perca. The perch is a carnivorous fish commonly found in small ponds, lakes, streams, or rivers. They feed on smaller fish and shellfish.
It is the state muffin of Minnesota. It became the state muffin in 1988. Blueberries are found in Northeastern Minnesota in bogs, on hillsides, and in cut-over forested areas. July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day.
It is brownish with 13 alternating brown and white lines that are broken into spots on its back and sides creating rows. In October they start to hibernate and when they do that their breaths charge from 100-200 per minute to about one every five minutes.
Grouse are heavily built like chickens. Their weight can range from 0.66-14.33 lbs., male grouse are bigger than the females, they are the biggest member of the family. These birds feed mainly on vegetation—buds, catkins, leaves, and twigs—which typically makes up for over 95% of adults' food by weight.
The adult male is almost pure white, but females and young birds have dark spots. The female scrapes a small hollow before laying the eggs, May to June is when breeding occurs. Depending on the amount of prey available the female lays 3-11 eggs.
They mainly feed on nuts and seeds such as acorns, soft fruits, arthropods, and occasionally small vertebrates. There is a crest on the head, a crown of feathers, which may be raised or lowered according to the bird's mood. When excited, the crest may be fully raised. When frightened, the crest spreads outwards. When resting or eating the crest is flattened to its head. Males and females are similar in size and plumage.
The male (tom) is larger and more colorful than the female (hen). A baby turkey is known as a poult. The name turkey fowl, shortened to just the name of the country, and stuck as the name of the North American bird.
Wild Rice, also known as Canada rice, Indian rice, and water oats. Gathered and eaten by both North America and China. Native Americans and others harvested wild rice by canoeing into a stand of plants and chopping them down.
L'Étoile du Nord is Minnesota state motto which also means "The Star of the North".
The state rock is the Lake Superior Agate. It is stained by iron found in shores of Lake Superior. In 1969 it became the state gemstone by Minnesota Legislature. It is noted for its rich red, orange and yellow coloring.
Lives on an average of 16 years. In comparison to age, a female bass is larger than a male. The upper jaw (maxilla) of a largemouth bass extends beyond the rear margin of the orbit.
Seasonal Outdoors Activities
"Minnesota's Favorite Museum" was founded in 1907, it is a large regional science museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. The Science Museum's building is 370,000 square feet Built so it overlooks the Mississippi River. The museum's 70,000 square feet of exhibition space.
Minnesota History Museum
Established in 1849. "Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state's stories and connects people with history."
International Wolf Center
Hibbing Open Pit Mine
Over 519 million tons of waste material and 690 million tons of iron ore have been removed from the mine area since ore shipments began in 1895. It is one of the largest open pit iron mines in the world, with a 1.5 by 3.5 mile footprint and depths up to 600 feet. The move started in 1919 and took two years to complete at a cost of $16,000,000. 185 houses and 20 businesses were moved, and some of the larger buildings had to be cut in half for the move.
Forest History Center
The Forest History Center is one of 26 sites run by the Minnesota Historical Society. Located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Fish species: 158
Fishing waters: 3,800,000 acres
Fishable lakes: 5,493
Skiing and Snowboarding
Minnesota Science Museum
In 1985, the wolf’s relationships with other living creatures became the topic of the celebrated “Wolves and Humans” exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Then the International Wolf Center opened the doors to its $3 million, 17,000-square-foot business, featuring the “Wolves and Humans” exhibit in June, 1993.
There are about 27 million acres of farmland in Minnesota with about 81,000 farms with the average of 332 acres. The top agricultural products are corn, soybeans, hogs, dairy products, cattle and calves
Minnesota Plains were formed by glaciers. Minnesota is part of The Great Plains, plains are in the Northern and Central parts of Minnesota.
Ten Largest Lakes
1.Red Lake (both "Upper" and "Lower") - 288,800 acres
2.Mille Lacs Lake - 132,516 acres
3.Leech Lake - 111,527 acres
4.Lake Winnibigoshish - 58,544 acres
5.Lake Vermilion - 40,557 acres
6.Lake Kabetogama - 25,760 acres
7.Mud Lake (Marshall County) - 23,700 acres
8.Cass Lake - 15,596
9.Lake Minnetonka - 14,004 acres
10.Otter Tail Lake - 13,725 acres
The total body length is 12-15 cm. Males are slightly larger and longer than females. They are normally permanent residents, but sometimes they move south, even beyond that in the fall and winter.
Male and female usually look alike. They eat seeds and they have really strong bills. The cardinal is well-known because of its striking red color and its prominent crest on top its head.
Resorts and Hotels
The Douglas County area was first settled in 1858, the same year that Minnesota became a state. Alexander and William Kinkead built a log cabin and hotel along the shore of Lake Agnes in 1858. It was the Kinkead brothers who named the area "Alexandria".
Alexandria is the county's seat. Douglas County has 20 townships and 11 cities, an estimated population of 35,138 from 2005.
The estimated amount of black bears in the Untied States is 339,000 and 465,000. Black bears are very dexterous, being capable of opening screw-top jars.
Economy and Jobs
Historically, logging has been an important part of Minnesota's economy. From as early as 1890 to 1910 lumber companies have harvested lumber valued at $1 billion in Minnesota. In 1905 the lumbering was so high, lumber filled about 240,000 freight cars.
Minnesota is the leading state of iron ore. Most of the mining economy comes from iron ore. Other mined products are limestone, sand, gravel and peat. Mining usually occurs in the the northeastern part of Minnesota.
Last year the farm income was $41,899 for the median farm in the study, compared with $189,679 in 2012. $377 profit in 2012 to a loss of $24 in 2013, the report said. Soybeans returned a profit of $85 per acre compared with $216 in 2012. And sugar beet producers lost an average of $300 per acre as the price dropped from $65 a ton to $35. In 2013 corn prices dropped 78 percent.
Minnesota's tourism fishing waters, great golf, a bounty of hiking trails, and some of the best bike trails in the country. There are scenic canoe and kayak routes, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Winter enthusiasts will enjoy ski and snowmobile trails, as well as downhill ski and snowboard areas.
5.34 million (2011) is Minnesota's population.
Mark Dayton is our Governor. Minnesota has 86,943 square miles (Minnesota is the 12th biggest state)
The state flag was adopted in 1893
Minnesota became a state on May 11th 1858 it is the 32nd state.
Minnesota is known as
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
, but there is officially 11,842 that are more than 10 acres big.
Brophy Lake Resort
Geneva Beach Resort
Caseys Amusement Park
Erickson's Petting Zoo
Country Inn Suites
Hampton Inn Suites
Arrowwood Water Park
Midway Cinema 9
Vikings Plaza Mall
Garden Center Lanes
Art In The Park
Vikings Speed Way
Minnesota has 58 state forests which cover 3.1 million acres of land. Approximately 1,400 forest fires are fought every year affecting almost 32,000 acres.
She is Douglas County's mayor. She is 58, and was elected in 2012.
Minnesota State Seal