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Flag of Minnesota State seal of Minnesota
Flag of Minnesota Seal of Minnesota
Nickname(s): North Star State;
Land of 10,000 Lakes
Motto(s): L’Étoile du Nord (French: The Star of the North)
Map of the United States with Minnesota highlighted
General State Information
Capital St. Paul
Largest city Minneapolis
Total Square Miles 86,943 sq mi
(225,181 km2)
State Width 200–350 miles (320–560 km)
State Length 400 miles (640 km)
Current Population Statistics
Total State Population 5,420,380 (2013 est.)
Total Mental Health Population
 - Past Maximum Population in
Current Institution Statistics
Total Number Of Institutions
 - Public Institutions
 - Private Institutions
Past Mental Health Institutions Total
Peak Number of Institutions in
 - State Hospitals in
 - State Schools in
 - Private Institutions in

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State Schools[edit]

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Reform Schools[edit]

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  • Asylums, Treatment Centers and Genetic Jails: A History of Minnesota's State Hospitals; Michael Resman, MA
  • The Crusade For Forgotten Souls: Reforming Minnesota's Mental Institutions, 1946-1954; Susan Barlett Foote