The state of Minnesota is also called "North Star State; Land of 10,000 Lakes; The Gopher State". Their moto is L’Étoile du Nord (French: The Star of the North). Before statehood it was called Minnesota Territory and it was admissed to union in May 11, 1858 (32nd). Minnesota's government is comprised of the Governor, who is currently Mark Dayton (DFL), Lieutenant Governor, who is currently Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL), Senators: Amy Klobuchar (DFL), Al Franken (DFL), House Delegation: 4 Democrats, 4 Republicans (list).The legislature is Minnesota Legislature.
Total area for Minnesota is 86,939 sq mi (225,181 km) (Ranked 12th in the U.S.). The width is c. 200–350 miles (c. 320–560 km) and the length is c. 400 miles (c. 640 km). In terms of latitude and longitude we have: 43° 30′ N to 49° 23′ N and 89° 29′ W to 97° 14′ W. According to the 2010 United States Census, the total population is 5,344,861 (Ranked 21st in the U.S.). The highest point is Eagle Mountain 2,302 ft (701 m) and the lowest point is Lake Superior 601 ft (183 m).
The local time zone is Central: UTC-6/-5. The abbreviations used for this state are MN Minn. US-MN. Additional information and the official website of the state is found at www.state.mn.us.