Friday, March 1, 2024

Today is National Minnesota Day

Today is National Minnesota Day and is a great day to learn a few things about this State which boarders Canada to the North. Let's start with some of their silly - and downright shocking - laws. Did you know . . . 

  • A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.
  • A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.
  • Every man in Brainerd, Minnesota is required by law to grow a beard.
  • It’s illegal to paint a sparrow with the intent of selling it as a parakeet 
  • Hamburgers may not be eaten on Sundays.
  • And, they have a law which requires the police to kill stray cats - NOT impressed.
You will find more of their strange laws at this link.

Now for some interesting information about Minnesota - did you know . . . 
  • Minnesota was the 32nd State to join the United States of America
  • It is known as "the land of 10,000 lakes" although there are a total of 11,843 lakes in the state.
  • St. Paul — Minnesota’s capital, was previously known as Pig’s Eye Landing
  • Eleven native American tribes are residents in the state, with cultural influences from the Scandinavian and German immigrants.
  • In 1988 The blueberry muffin is adopted as Minnesota’s official muffin.
  • Minnesota is a combination of the words “mní sóta" meaning “clear water.”
You will find more information about Minnesota at this link - share the Minnesota facts with the children you love and celebrate our 32nd State!

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