Answers to the Minnesota 101 Poster & Puzzle

1. Minnesota’s Motto Since 1861, “The North Star State”

2. Lake of the Woods, 344,000 Acres, 65,000 Miles of Shoreline, 14,500 Islands

3. The Moose, Minnesota’s Largest Wild Animal

4. Average Minnesota Snowfall, 36-70 Inches

5. The Mosquito, Unocial State Bird

6. Eagle Mountain, Highest Point in Minnesota, 2301 Feet

7. High Falls, Grand Portage State Park, International Border of Canada

8. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA), Over 1 Million Acres

9. Tower-Soudan Underground Iron Ore Mine, Tower

10. Lake Vermilion, 40,557 Acres, 340 Miles of Shoreline, 365 Islands

11. The Mesabi Iron Range, Major Producer of Taconite

12. Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary & The American Bear Association, Cook

13. Willie Walleye, Over 40 Feet Long, Baudette

14. Roughly 112,000 Seasonal Cabins Across the State

15. Elk Herds, Kittson & Marshall Counties

16. Minnesota, Largest Producer of Sugar Beets in the US

17. Aspen Leaf in Tallgrass Aspen Parkland Biome

18. Minnesota Whitetail Deer Population, 1 Million

19. 11 Sovereign Indian Reservations, Seven Ojibwe “Boozhoo!” & 4 Sioux “Hau!”

20. Upper & Lower Red Lake, 288,800 Acres

21. Curling Capital of USA, Home of Olympic Medal Team, Bemidji

22. Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji

23. The Greyhound Bus Museum, Hibbing

24. US Hockey Hall of Fame, Hat Trick Avenue, Eveleth

25. Coldest Place in Minnesota, Embarrass

26. Stand of Pine Trees in Coniferous Forest Biome

27. Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors

28. Herring Fishing on Lake Superior, Record Catch, 20 Million Pounds in 1915

29. “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”, Sank in Lake Superior, Nov 10, 1975

30. Lake Superior, Over 2 Million Acres, 2726 Miles Shoreline, 400 Islands

31. The Only Aerial Lift Bridge in the US, Duluth

32. Original Bridgeman’s Ice Cream Shoppe Started in Duluth, 1936

33. Bob Dylan Birthplace, Duluth, Raised in Hibbing

34. Judy Garland Birthplace, Grand Rapids

35. Lake Winnibigoshish, 56,471 Acres, 141 Miles Shoreline

36. Wild Rice, Minnesota’s State Grain, Produces $2 Million a Year

37. Minnesota Hosts 11 Barn Quilt Trails

38. The Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Itasca State Park

39. Wheat Farming, Red River Valley

40. The Red River of the North, 550 Miles Long

41. Home of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Moorhead

42. Fargo, NOT in Minnesota, But Used in Movies and TV to Depict Minnesota

43. Small Town Meat Raes on Friday Night

44. World’s Largest Pelican, Pelican Rapids

45. Restaurant Capital of the World, Dorset

46. Leech Lake, Home of Leech Lake Sailing Regatta, Walker

47. Lucette Diana Kensack, Paul Bunyan’s Sweetheart, Hackensack

48. Ice Fishing, Minnesota’s Most Popular Winter Sport

49. Leaping Deer Statue, Deerwood

50. The Fishing Bobber Water Tower, Pequot Lakes

51. Over 4,000 Miles of Paved Bike Trails in Minnesota

52. St. Urho, Legendary Patron Saint of Finland, Menahga

53. Otto the Big Otter, Fergus Falls

54. First & Oldest Dairy Queen, Moorhead

55. Pop-Up Toaster Invented by Charles Strite, 1919, Produced in Minneapolis

56. Home of Minnesota Vikings & Big Ole, America’s Biggest Viking, Alexandria

57. Charles Lindbergh Birthplace, Little Falls

58. Water Skiing, Invented by 18-Year-Old Ralph Samuelson on Lake Pepin

59. Project Manhigh, Portsmouth Mine, Crosby

60. S’mores, a Minnesota Tradition & Mille Lacs Lake

61. Diamond® Match Factory, Last in US, Closed 2017, Cloquet

62. Snake River Fur Trading Museum, Pine City

63. Home of the International Wolf Center & Timberwolves Basketball

64. Minnesota Fishing Museum & Hall of Fame, Little Falls

65. Biggest & Heaviest Twine Ball, 17,400 Pounds, Darwin

66. World’s Largest Crow, Belgrade

67. Minnesota’s Famous Food, Tater Tot Hotdish

68. Lutefisk Capital of the World, Madison

69. “Pair of Choppers”, From KQRS Classic Bit Cash Call

70. Prince Rogers Nelson, Born & Raised, Home of Paisley Park, Chanhassen

71. Spoonbridge and Cherry, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis

72. Stone Arch Bridge, Only Arched Stone Bridge on the Mississippi, Minneapolis

73. Mall of America, Bloomington & Handled Grocery Bag Invented in 1912, St Paul

74. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Author of The Great Gatsby Birthplace, St. Paul

75. Home of Minnesota Twins & St. Paul Saints Baseball Teams

76. The Gopher State, Goldy Gopher, University of Minnesota Mascot

77. Gold Medal® Flour Mill, Built in 1866, Minneapolis

78. Honeycrisp Apple, Developed at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

79. Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, Big Bluestem & Eastern Meadowlark, Odessa

80. Ladyslipper, Minnesota’s State Flower

81. Purple Coneflower in Prairie Biome

82. Laura Ingalls Wilder Sod House & Museum, Walnut Grove

83. Hermann The German, Third Largest Copper Statue in US, New Ulm

84. Jolly Green Giant, 55 Feet Tall, Blue Earth

85. Here in Minnesota, it’s Pop, not Soda

86. Minnetonka® Moccasin World Headquarters, Minneapolis

87. Red Wing Shoes®, Est. 1905, 5000 Pairs of Boots Made per Day, Red Wing

88. Forest of Maple, Oak and Birch in Deciduous Forest Biome

89. Was’aka the Eagle, Ambassador of National Eagle Center, Wabasha

Wabasha, Oldest Town in MN, Occupied Since 1826, Established 1830

90. Sugar Loaf Mountain Blu, 85 Feet Up, Winona

91. The Mayo Clinic Hospital, Ranks #1 in US as of 2020, Rochester

92. Masking Tape & Scotch™ Tape Invented by 3M, Rochester

93. Home of the Bigfoot Festival, Remer

94. Half Million Rounds of Lefse Made per Year at Norsland Lefse, Rushford

95. Common Loon, Minnesota’s State Bird

96. Charlie Henderson Invents the Automatic Stapler in 1923, Spring Valley

97. Spam® Museum, Austin

98. Minnesota is Home to Over 70,000 Wild Turkeys

99. Fourth Largest Producer of Corn in US

100. Home of the Wood Duck, Fulda

101. Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd, Luverne

Holy buckets, that’s a lot of Minnesota facts! You betcha! These facts came from Minnesotans themselves;

where they grew up, where they live, and the history they made or were part of. We also used the Internet, fer sure.

While some facts may be up for debate, we feel pretty good about it. Consider yourself schooled on Minnesota.