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This is Minnesota's newest special license plate

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A canoe, water and Minnesota's four seasons.

That's the scene on the state's newest special license plate, which honors Minnesota's parks and trails for its 125th anniversary, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday.

The plate (pictured above) received the most votes – more than 30,000 people participated in the week-long online vote, the DNR notes.

Michelle Vesaas of Coon Rapids designed the plate, saying she was inspired by the outdoors and Minnesota's beauty year-round.

Minnesotans will be able to buy the new license plate through the Department of Motor Vehicles starting this fall. It's the ninth critical habitat license plate available from the DNR.

“Generations of Minnesotans have enjoyed our extraordinary state parks and trails system,” Lt. Gov. Tina Smith said in the DNR's announcement. “This new license plate allows Minnesotans to invest in the future of our parks and trails, and proudly demonstrate that commitment on their vehicles.”

They’ll cost $60, plus tax. The fee includes a one-time $10 fee for the license plate itself, plus a minimum $50 contribution. The license plates also replace a vehicle permit (a $25 value) at all 75 Minnesota state parks.

Proceeds from sales of license plates will help fund the operations and maintenance of state parks and trails.

For more information on the license plate, click here.

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