Interesting facts about Minnesota for kids include information about the meaning of the state's name, its size, its capital city, its symbols, its climate and what states are near it. Other facts kids find interesting or... More »

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Like many states, Minnesota does not have an official state color. Its flag is blue with a gold fringe. The state's official poem, a tribute written in 1985, is titled "Minnesota Blue." The state muffin is the blueberry ... More »

The capital of Minnesota is Saint Paul, which is the second-largest city in the state in terms of population. As of 2013, 294,873 people lived in Saint Paul. The capital is located so close to Minneapolis, the state's mo... More »

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Kansas, a U.S. state nestled in the Midwest, takes its name from the Kansa Native American tribe that lived in the area. The name's origin is a Sioux word that means "people of the south wind." The state's nicknames are ... More »

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The name Missouri is an Indian word believed to mean "river of big canoes." It also is known as the Cave State and has more than 6,000 caves. U.S. Army Captain Albert Berry, at a St. Louis base, was the first person in t... More »

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A fact about Michigan is that the its name comes from the words "michi-gama", which is a Native American phrase for "large lake." The painted turtle is the state reptile of Michigan. More »

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Wisconsin was granted statehood on May 29, 1848 and, as of 2012, the state's population is over 5.7 million people. The state motto is "Forward," the state bird is the robin, the state tree is the sugar maple and the sta... More »

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