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February 4, 2016
Minnesota State Symbol 'Fails'
February 4, 2016 - 12:01pm
February 2, 2016
The soulful loon is the state bird, bone-building milk is the state drink, the elegant fluttering monarch is the state butterfly and the tasty walleye is the state fish. But the slimy leech and the bloodsucking wood tick, not to mention the mighty timber wolf, the timid leopard frog and even the extinct giant beaver all could have been contenders as state symbols, too – if only they had hired better lobbyists and maybe a good PR firm. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
What’s in a state symbol? Not all can make the cut to represent Minnesota
February 2, 2016 - 1:13pm