LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The name “Lester” – as in Lester Prairie – could soon be immortalized for the soil upon which the city is built, and which can be found on farms in the surrounding area.
Tuesday, the Minnesota House voted to name Lester soil the official state soil.
If approved by the governor, Lester soil would join 16 other state symbols, including the state bird (common loon); gemstone (Lake Superior agate); flower (pink and white lady slipper); the state tree (red or Norway pine), the state drink (milk); and the state muffin (blueberry).
Photo: Lester soil, shown in yellow, can be found in 17 counties.
Look for the full article in the Monday, April 30 Herald Journal.