We're in a stately mood now that the U.S. mint's "state quarter" series has come to an end with the issue of Hawaii, the last coin in the series. Well, technically, 2009 will see a new series of quarters honoring Washington D.C. and certain U.S. territories, but today's Brain Game deals strictly with the 50 states:

The names of three U.S. states
contain the letter sequence NNE.

Name them.

HERE is the solution.

THE SOLUTION:

CONNECTICUT, MINNESOTA, and TENNESSEE.