Hi, and welcome to my Minnesota Page!

Let me give a little personal background
My name is Dick Schweiss, and I and my family are originally from New Ulm, Minnesota ... but now are "transplanted" in Tacoma, Washington .. guess we got too old for those Minnesota winters.




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*** Lake Country ***


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*** Minnesota State Flag ***

"The Minnesota state flag is royal blue, with a gold fringe. In the center of the flag is the state seal. Around the state seal is a wreath of the state flower, the lady slipper. Three dates are woven into the wreath: 1858, the year Minnesota became a state; 1819, the year Fort Snelling was established; and 1893, the year the official flag was adopted. Nineteen stars ring the wreath. The largest star represents Minnesota."


*** State Facts ***


State Bird: Common Loonloon


State Motto: "L'Etoile du nord" ... "The Star of the North"


State Flower: Pink and white lady's-slipperslipper


Origin of state's name: Based on the Dakota (Lakota) Sioux word for "sky-tinted water".


State Tree: Norway (Red) Pine
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Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Statistics. Lots of interesting stuff

Minnesota Government

Map of Minnesota Counties. Click on a County for more info.

Minnesota Dept. of Vital Records

1895 Minnesota Map. LARGE IMAGE! Please wait.








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