Contact Us

Happy Birthday, Minnesota!

Minnesota flag

St Paul, MN (KROC AM News) –  The state of Minnesota is observing a birthday Wednesday.  

It was on May 11,1858 when Minnesota officially became a state, becoming the 32nd star on the U.S. flag.

The paperwork to make the state official began the year before and it took almost that long before the process was finalized. There was so much bickering between Democrats and Republicans during the state’s constitutional convention that lawmakers actually adopted two constitutions. One was later dropped.

In addition, legislation to make Saint Peter the state capitol was passed but the bill making the formal designation disappeared and wasn’t found in time to be filed with the federal government so Saint Paul retained the title.  

When Minnesota became a state on May 11th, 1858 it had a population of 150,000 but its size made it the 3rd largest at the time, trailing only Texas and California.

 For 24/7 news and sports check KROC AM and follow KROC-AM on Facebook.

Best of KFIL

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfilradio.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KFIL quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFIL contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.