Capital:   St. Paul

State Abbreviation:   MN

State Bird:   Common Loon

State Flower:   Lady's Slipper

Nicknames:   North Star State,Gopher State,Land of 10,000 Lakes

Borders:   This state is bordered by Iowa on the south, North Dakota and South Dakota on the west, Wisconsin on the east, and Canada on the north.

  Largest Cities:
1.  Minneapolis
2.  St. Paul
3.  Duluth
4.  Rochester
5.  Bloomington
6.  Brooklyn Park
7.  Plymouth
8.  Eagan
9.  Coon Rapids
10.  Burnsville
11.  St. Cloud
12.  Eden Prairie
13.  Minnetonka
14.  Maple Grove
15.  Edina