MINNESOTA Minnesota The 32nd state in the USA on May 11, 1858. Land of 10,000 Lakes (and mosquitoes the size of birds.) Land of Spam, Tonka Trucks, Crysteel Truck Lifts and Scotch Tape. Home of the Lake Superior Agate, Common Loon, Pink Ladies Slipper, and 3 million cows. Home to Laura Ingalls Wilder, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Jolly Green Giant and Snoopy. Wondering what to do first? Start here.