Origin of the “Badger” state

What the heck is a badger, and why are we the Badger State? Most states have a state animal. Michigan and Illinois have the majestic white-tailed deer, and then there is dear ol’ Minnesota. They have the Common Loon as their state bird. A loon? Hmmm. Let’s move on. Typically we think of Bucky Badger, […]