Minnesota Office of Tourism, 500 Metro Square, 121 7th Place
East, Saint Paul MN 55101; 651-296-5029; 888-868-7476; Fax: 651-296-2800. Email: email@example.com.
State Amphibian: northern leopard frog (proposed)
State Animal: white-tailed deer (proposed); Eastern timber wolf (proposed); and ground squirrel (proposed)
State Beer: Cold Spring beer (proposed) and Schell's Deer Brand beer (proposed)
State Bird: common loon
State Book: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (proposed) and On the Banks of Plum Creek
by Laura Ingalls Wilder (proposed)
State Butterfly: monarch
State Candy: licorice (proposed)
State Drink: milk
State Enemy: Green Bay Packer fans (mythical)
State Fish: walleye pike
State Flower: pink and white showy lady's slipper
State Folk Dance: square dance (proposed)
State Fossil: giant beaver (proposed)
State Gemstone: Lake Superior agate
State Grain: wild rice
State Mineral: iron ore (proposed)
State Motto: The Star of the North
State Muffin: blueberry muffin
State Mushroom: morel
State Nickname: Gopher State, North Star State, and Land of 10,000 Lakes
State Parasite: leech (proposed)
State Photograph: Grace
State Reptile: Blanding's turtle (proposed)
State Soil: Lester loam
State Song: Hail! Minnesota
State Soup: wild rice soup (proposed)
State Tree: Norway pine
Saint Peter, Minnesota — St. Peter
Tourism Bureau, 101 S Front Street, St. Peter, MN 56082; 507-934-3400;
http://tourism.st-peter.mn.us. In 1857, the legislature passed a bill to
make St. Peter the state capital, but since the bill was stolen before it was
filed with the territorial secretary of state, the move was never made.
Saint Paul, Minnesota — Territorial
capital (1849-1858) and state capital.
Hail! Minnesota; Positively 4th Street.
Japs-Olson Company, 7500 Excelsior Boulevard, St. Louis Park MN
55426-4519; 612-932-9393; 800-548-2897; Fax: 612-912-1900. — A commercial printer, they operate the world's first
12-color sheetfed printing press.