This day in history: Minnesota officially became the 32nd US state

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On This Day:  May 11


On May 11th, 1858, the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" was officially admitted as the 32nd state in the union.

In case you need a reminder about what makes Minnesota special, check out the gallery below of famous Minnesotans. You betcha!

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This day in history: Minnesota officially became the 32nd US state

Prince

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Judy Garland

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Chris Pratt 

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Jessica Lange 

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Josh Hartnett

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"Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz

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Bob Dylan

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Seann William Scott

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Sinclair Lewis

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Jesse Ventura

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Garrison Keillor

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Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

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Louie Anderson

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Terry Gilliam

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Jessica Biel

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Melvin Calvin

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Charles "Chief" Bender

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Charles Horace Mayo

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The Andrews Sisters

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