Land of Sky Blue WatersMinnesota’s name is derived from the Dakota Sioux language and translated means something like “sky-tinted water.” You may remember iconic Minnesota brewing company, Hamm’s, and their jingle about being brewed in the “land of sky blue waters.” It truly is a “land of pines and lofty balsams where nature works her wonders.” While it’s great to also have cultural opportunities in Minneapolis within driving distance, our area up north is filled with natural wonder.