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Abbreviation: MN

Nickname: The North Star State

Capital: Saint Paul

Official language: None

State Motto: L’etoile du Nord = (French for) The star of the north

Admitted to Union: May 11th 1858 as the 32nd state

Population: about 5.554.000

German-Americans:  more than 1.950.000  -  about 39%  -  Biggest ethnic group in Minnesota!


















Regional German-American institutions

- Bavarian Blast, New Ulm

- Bavarian Club Enzian, Burnville

- Concord Singers, New Ulm

- Edelweiss SG, Saint Paul

- German-American Fellowship Association, Minneapolis/ Saint Paul

- German-American Heritage Foundation, Saint Paul

- Germanic-American Institute, Saint Paul

- German-Bohemian Heritage Society, New Ulm

- Germanic Genealogy Society, Saint Paul

- Hermann Monument Society, New Ulm

- Junior Pioneers of New Ulm and Vicinity, New Ulm

- Kreuz und Quer, Minneapolis/ Saint Paul

- Minneapolis German Language Meet Up Group, Minneapolis

- Minnesota Schuhplattler BGTEV, Saint Paul

- New Ulm Turnverein, New Ulm

- S.G. Edelweiß, Saint Paul

- Spielmannszug Minnesota, Lakeville

- The Twin Cities German Language Meetup Group, Minneapolis







German fests/ events

- Hermannfest, New Ulm

- Oktoberfest, New Ulm

- Saint Paul Oktoberfest, Saint Paul

- Stiftungsfest, Norwood Young America  - Since 1861  -  Minnesota’s oldest celebration!







German Restaurants

- Bayrischer Hof, Montrose

- Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter, Stillwater

- Gasthof zur Gemütlichkeit, Minneapolis

- Gluek’s Restaurant & Bar, Minneapolis

- Otto’s Feierhaus und Bierstube, New Ulm

- Rathskeller, New Ulm  -  Since 1856  -  The oldest Bar/ Restaurant in Minnesota!

- The Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis 

- The Brauhaus, Akeley

- The Glockenspiel, Saint Paul








Stores specialized on German goods








Towns with German Background

- New Ulm







Additional information








Literature about Germans here








Additional state Symbols

State bird: Common loon

State Drink: Milk

State Flower: Pink and white lady’s slipper

State Fruit: Honeycrisp apple

State Tree: Norway pine

State Fish: Walleye

State Gemstone: Lake Superior agate

State Grain: Wild rice

State Butterfly: Monarch

State Muffin: Blueberry Muffin

State Mushroom: Morel

State Song: Hail! Minnesota

State Sport: Ice Hockey