a midwestern state
initially title associated with river, from Dakota (Siouan) mnisota, literally "cloudy water, milky liquid," from mni "river, supply" + sota "somewhat clouded." As the name of a U.S. territory from 1849 (admitted as a situation 1858). Associated: Minnesotan.
Feeling Minnesota [Steven Baigelman]
- Minnesota [North celebrity State, Gopher State]
Geographically the wheat-raising area extends across the entire south of the state - the Minnesota Valley and the Red River Valley - the rich glacial loam of which renders it one of the most productive wheat regions in the world.