Hey ‘ther all you Minnesotans our ‘der. Here is a fun list of the Minnesota State symbols according to the Minnesota.gov website:
The Common Loon with its distinctive cry is Minnesota’s State Bird.
The Monarch butterfly with its black and orange markings is Minnesota’s State Butterfly.
In 2004, milk was designated as Minnesota’s State Drink.
The Walleye, whose common name comes from the fact that their eyes, like those of cats, reflect light, are Minnesota’s State Fish.
The Minnesota’s State Flag, adopted in 1957, is blue with gold fringe.
The rare Pink and White Lady Slipper is Minnesota’s State Flower.
The Honeycrisp Apple is Minnesota’s State Fruit.
The unusually beautiful quartz Lake Superior Agate is Minnesota’s State Gemstone.
Northern wild rice is the official State Grain of Minnesota.
The blueberry muffin was adopted as the official Minnesota State Muffin in 1988.
The morel mushroom, considered a rare delicacy by mushroom hunters, is Minnesota’s State Mushroom.
“Minnesota Blue” was written in 1985 by Cordell Keith Haugen as a tribute to his native state Minnesota.
The world-renowned photograph “Grace,” depicting an elderly man bowing his head and giving thanks, taken in Bovey, Minnesota, in 1918, by Eric Enstrom, is designated as the State Photograph.
The quarter design features a tree-lined lake with two people fishing, a loon on the water, and a textured outline of the State surrounding its nickname, “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”
The official seal shows a barefoot farmer plowing a field near St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River.
“Hail! Minnesota” Written by two students at the University of Minnesota in 1904 and 1905. It was the official University song until 1945, when it became the state song.
The Red Pine, commonly known as the Norway Pine is Minnesota’s State Tree.