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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 11, 2020

Happy Statehood Day! On this date in 1858 Minnesota became the 32nd state. 
This painted and embroidered Minnesota State Flag was handmade by the Fjelde Sisters of Minneapolis and presented to the 15th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, circa 1898.