John Hart, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo discuss Twins outfielder Byron Buxton being ranked No. 1 on MLB.com’s list of top prospects. Buxton tops the list of talented Twins prospects…There’s hope in Twinsville, folks! (Thanks for @MNSportsCrap for the find)
7 Amazing Duluth, Minnesota Flooding Videos
French River Flooding
Found at YouTube from PlumeriaPenguin.
Jet Skiing The 2012 Duluth Flood
Epic but WARNING: NSFW. Found at YouTube from hinks11b.
Duluth Flooding Inside The City
Found at YouTube from superior1759.
Flooding At Cascade Park & First Avenue West
Found at YouTube from OnlyFootprints1.
Highway 53 between Hanes & Millerhill Mall
Found at YouTube from KassunM.
Chester Creek, St. Marie, 7th Avenue & Whole Foods
Found at YouTube from merivasiii.
Lester River/Lester Park & 60th Street Bridge
Found at YouTube from MrSwansonite.
Active Twin Citizens
According to a new ranking by Men’s Health, Minneapolis is the 10th most active city in the nation and Saint Paul is the 13th. Boo-yah!
Father’s Day Grilling Tips
Steak and grilling tips for novices for preparing that Father’s Day meal from Jo Bender of No Name Steaks (a client of my employer, Tunheim). Found at Fox 9 News.
We’re The 13th Least Stressed!
According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Minnesota is the 13th least-stressed state. Good for us!
Sharing A Body: An Inspiring Story From Carver County
This is a remarkable story: Abigail “Abby” Loraine Hensel and Brittany “Britty” Lee Hensel (born March 7, 1990, Carver County, Minnesota), are highly symmetric dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins. Each controls and senses her corresponding arm and leg. They were raised in New Germany, Minnesota and attended Lutheran High School affiliated with the Missouri Synod in Mayer, Minnesota. Found at YouTube from worldswonders.
Minnesota Best Place When Climate Change Wreaks Havoc Upon Us All
On Wednesday, I noted Minnesota’s not-so-encouraging demographic destiny but today I bring you good news: When climate change slowly does us all in, we Minnesotans will be sitting on the real estate least susceptible to its ravages. Of course, we’ll probably have to raise an army to defend ourselves against everyone else who wants to move in. But hey, we’ve got time.
This map shows local vulnerability of human populations to climate change based on ecological and demographic models is depicted by regions in red which are expected to be most negatively affected by climate change. White regions correspond to human density values of zero in the global population database. Read all about it at Futurity.
RIP: Geraldine Ferraro Vice Presidential Acceptance Speech
Geraldine Ferraro, the first female vice-presidential candidate, picked by Minnesota’s own Walter Mondale as his running mate for his 1984 presidential run, died this morning, according to the Associated Press. Found at YouTube from EVGINC.
Minneapolis 9th Vainest City
According to Total Beauty, Minneapolis, Minnesota is the 9th vainest city in the United States. Here’s why:
When it’s frostbite weather outside just about 85 percent of the year, it’s no wonder these Minnesotans spend a lot of time and dough their looks. That kind of cold wreaks havoc on hair, skin and nails. At last count (in 2002, the latest Census data available), there were 1343 “personal care” businesses in the City of Lakes, more than a thousand of which were hair salons. See what cities are vainer than Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Gas Main Explosion
Robert Stephens recorded this video today of a gas main explosion in South Minneapolis. Pretty amazing! Found at YouTube from rstephens.