We’re 50th!

The Best Colleges website has ranked the top 50 most amazing college campuses in the US and the University of Minnesota has made the list…just barely, at number 50. [SEE THE LIST.] Here’s why:

Not only is the main campus of the University of Minnesota located in the “Happiest City in America” it also starts our list of the prettiest college campuses in the country. Ranked as a Public Ivy school for its excellence in academic standards, this campus boasts great facilities like the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, and the oldest building on campus, Pillsbury Hall. Students will enjoy the view between the East and West sides of campus as they cross the Mississippi river via the Washington Avenue Bridge.

Certified Escort Vehicle?

I recently spotted this New York State Certified Escort vehicle in downtown Minneapolis. I thought it was odd for a vehicle to bear an official seal declaring it as such and it prompted me to question just what is a Certified Escort Vehicle? Who or what do they escort and why do they require a Certified Vehicle? If you can enlighten me, please do so in the comments.

Photograph of a New York State Certified Escort Vehicle in Downtown Minneapolis
New York State Certified Escort Vehicle


Miss Minnesota Believes Evolution Should Be Taught

Miss Minnesota Believes Evolution Should Be Taught

Yay for reason! Yay for science! Yay for facts! I admit I was dreading watching this video for fear of where our very own Miss Minnesota, Brittany Thelemann, for stating rather definitely and eminently reasonably that evolution should be taught in our schools.

I’d say it makes gives me hope for the future were it not for so many of the rest of her fellow Miss USA candidates who said No, or Yes, But or, worse, All Opinions Should Be Taught. Still, way to go Brittany! Found at YouTube from seng12900 via Washington Post.

Circle Me, Bert!

Photograph of a girl holding up a Circle Me, Bert! sign at a Minnesota Twins game
Circle Me, Bert!

Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven, a former Minnesota Twins pitcher and their current television color commentator had a habit of circling fans on screen. And fans, of course, have reacted by bringing Circle Me, Bert! signs to the ballpark.