(Source: twitter.com)

Children standing in front of a Jewish store, Sixth and Lyndale (1908)

(Source: collections.mnhs.org)

Roller Garden, St. Louis Park

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Bastards Of Young - The Replacements

The Replacements are playing at Midway Stadium in St. Paul tonight for their first concert in Minnesota since February 7, 1991.

God, what a mess, on the ladder of success
Where you take one step and miss the whole first rung
Dreams unfulfilled, graduate unskilled
It beats pickin’ cotton and waitin’ to be forgotten

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Warrant issued for arrest of Vikings’ Peterson

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has been indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child in North Montgomery County, Texas.

Sources told the Star Tribune that the boy lives with his mother in Minnesota and was on a visit to Texas with Peterson several months ago when he was injured while Peterson disciplined him with a switch.

The Vikings deactivated Peterson for Sunday’s game against New England at TCF Bank Stadium.

(Source: startribune.com)

On a night out, Minnesotans hope to get lucky at meat raffle

They sit at a table near the bar, the three farmer’s daughters and their boisterous friend, all of them single, in their 40s and 50s. With Johnny Cash on the jukebox, their cocktails before them, they’re ready for an action-packed Saturday night.

Sure, there are plenty of eligible men on hand up here in the Minnesota north woods — good-looking ones too, with summer tans, fishing caps and ready smiles — but these women are eyeing another quarry entirely.

Like a package of raw T-bone steaks, beef tips, thick bottom rounds, butterfly pork chops or a nice roast. In a pinch, they’ll take chicken breasts, ribs, sausage, bratwurst or, heck, even hamburger.

The women are among the crowd at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3839, home to a long-standing cultural practice that’s as much a part of this state’s identity as hockey, brutal winters and Lake Wobegon: the meat raffle.

Neat article by the LA Times about our love of meat raffles in Minnesota.

Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. (1908)

(Source: collections.mnhs.org)

Wisconsin Versus Minnesota, Who Has Won The Most Championships?

Football season is back upon us and the Wisconsinites are already barking on Facebook, or in your face at the local bar, about another lost year for the Vikings, and how we’ve never won the “big game” and that the Packers will win another Super Bowl before the Vikings ever do. 

Well, that got me thinking. In all the four “major” professional and college sports in America (football, baseball, basketball, hockey), which state has actually won the “big game” the most? Let’s take a look…

Super Bowl Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1966, 1967, 1996, 2010
Minnesota Vikings: None

NFL Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965
Minnesota Vikings: 1969

World Series Championships
Milwaukee Braves: 1957
Milwaukee Brewers: None
Minnesota Twins: 1987,1991

Stanley Cup Championships
Minnesota North Stars: None
Minnesota Wild: None
(There are no pro hockey teams in Wisconsin)

NBA Championships
Milwaukee Bucks: 1971
Minneapolis Lakers: 1949,1950,1952,1953,1954
Minnesota Timberwolves: None

WNBA Championships
(There is no WNBA team in Wisconsin)
Minnesota Lynx: 2011, 2013

College Football National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960

College Baseball National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1956,1960,1964

College Hockey National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1990, 2006
University of Minnesota: 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2011

College Hockey National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
University of Minnesota: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010

College Basketball National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1941
Marquette University: 1977
University of Minnesota: None

College Basketball National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: None

Alright, let’s add that all up:

Total Championships Won
Wisconsin: 27
Minnesota: 35

Wisconsin better bow down and recognize. Wisconsin Versus Minnesota, Who Has Won The Most Championships?

Football season is back upon us and the Wisconsinites are already barking on Facebook, or in your face at the local bar, about another lost year for the Vikings, and how we’ve never won the “big game” and that the Packers will win another Super Bowl before the Vikings ever do. 

Well, that got me thinking. In all the four “major” professional and college sports in America (football, baseball, basketball, hockey), which state has actually won the “big game” the most? Let’s take a look…

Super Bowl Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1966, 1967, 1996, 2010
Minnesota Vikings: None

NFL Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965
Minnesota Vikings: 1969

World Series Championships
Milwaukee Braves: 1957
Milwaukee Brewers: None
Minnesota Twins: 1987,1991

Stanley Cup Championships
Minnesota North Stars: None
Minnesota Wild: None
(There are no pro hockey teams in Wisconsin)

NBA Championships
Milwaukee Bucks: 1971
Minneapolis Lakers: 1949,1950,1952,1953,1954
Minnesota Timberwolves: None

WNBA Championships
(There is no WNBA team in Wisconsin)
Minnesota Lynx: 2011, 2013

College Football National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960

College Baseball National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1956,1960,1964

College Hockey National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1990, 2006
University of Minnesota: 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2011

College Hockey National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
University of Minnesota: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010

College Basketball National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1941
Marquette University: 1977
University of Minnesota: None

College Basketball National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: None

Alright, let’s add that all up:

Total Championships Won
Wisconsin: 27
Minnesota: 35

Wisconsin better bow down and recognize. Wisconsin Versus Minnesota, Who Has Won The Most Championships?

Football season is back upon us and the Wisconsinites are already barking on Facebook, or in your face at the local bar, about another lost year for the Vikings, and how we’ve never won the “big game” and that the Packers will win another Super Bowl before the Vikings ever do. 

Well, that got me thinking. In all the four “major” professional and college sports in America (football, baseball, basketball, hockey), which state has actually won the “big game” the most? Let’s take a look…

Super Bowl Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1966, 1967, 1996, 2010
Minnesota Vikings: None

NFL Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965
Minnesota Vikings: 1969

World Series Championships
Milwaukee Braves: 1957
Milwaukee Brewers: None
Minnesota Twins: 1987,1991

Stanley Cup Championships
Minnesota North Stars: None
Minnesota Wild: None
(There are no pro hockey teams in Wisconsin)

NBA Championships
Milwaukee Bucks: 1971
Minneapolis Lakers: 1949,1950,1952,1953,1954
Minnesota Timberwolves: None

WNBA Championships
(There is no WNBA team in Wisconsin)
Minnesota Lynx: 2011, 2013

College Football National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960

College Baseball National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1956,1960,1964

College Hockey National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1990, 2006
University of Minnesota: 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2011

College Hockey National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
University of Minnesota: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010

College Basketball National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1941
Marquette University: 1977
University of Minnesota: None

College Basketball National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: None

Alright, let’s add that all up:

Total Championships Won
Wisconsin: 27
Minnesota: 35

Wisconsin better bow down and recognize. Wisconsin Versus Minnesota, Who Has Won The Most Championships?

Football season is back upon us and the Wisconsinites are already barking on Facebook, or in your face at the local bar, about another lost year for the Vikings, and how we’ve never won the “big game” and that the Packers will win another Super Bowl before the Vikings ever do. 

Well, that got me thinking. In all the four “major” professional and college sports in America (football, baseball, basketball, hockey), which state has actually won the “big game” the most? Let’s take a look…

Super Bowl Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1966, 1967, 1996, 2010
Minnesota Vikings: None

NFL Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965
Minnesota Vikings: 1969

World Series Championships
Milwaukee Braves: 1957
Milwaukee Brewers: None
Minnesota Twins: 1987,1991

Stanley Cup Championships
Minnesota North Stars: None
Minnesota Wild: None
(There are no pro hockey teams in Wisconsin)

NBA Championships
Milwaukee Bucks: 1971
Minneapolis Lakers: 1949,1950,1952,1953,1954
Minnesota Timberwolves: None

WNBA Championships
(There is no WNBA team in Wisconsin)
Minnesota Lynx: 2011, 2013

College Football National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960

College Baseball National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1956,1960,1964

College Hockey National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1990, 2006
University of Minnesota: 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2011

College Hockey National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
University of Minnesota: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010

College Basketball National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1941
Marquette University: 1977
University of Minnesota: None

College Basketball National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: None

Alright, let’s add that all up:

Total Championships Won
Wisconsin: 27
Minnesota: 35

Wisconsin better bow down and recognize.

Wisconsin Versus Minnesota, Who Has Won The Most Championships?

Football season is back upon us and the Wisconsinites are already barking on Facebook, or in your face at the local bar, about another lost year for the Vikings, and how we’ve never won the “big game” and that the Packers will win another Super Bowl before the Vikings ever do.

Well, that got me thinking. In all the four “major” professional and college sports in America (football, baseball, basketball, hockey), which state has actually won the “big game” the most? Let’s take a look…

Super Bowl Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1966, 1967, 1996, 2010
Minnesota Vikings: None

NFL Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965
Minnesota Vikings: 1969

World Series Championships
Milwaukee Braves: 1957
Milwaukee Brewers: None
Minnesota Twins: 1987,1991

Stanley Cup Championships
Minnesota North Stars: None
Minnesota Wild: None
(There are no pro hockey teams in Wisconsin)

NBA Championships
Milwaukee Bucks: 1971
Minneapolis Lakers: 1949,1950,1952,1953,1954
Minnesota Timberwolves: None

WNBA Championships
(There is no WNBA team in Wisconsin)
Minnesota Lynx: 2011, 2013

College Football National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960

College Baseball National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1956,1960,1964

College Hockey National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1990, 2006
University of Minnesota: 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2011

College Hockey National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
University of Minnesota: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010

College Basketball National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1941
Marquette University: 1977
University of Minnesota: None

College Basketball National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: None

Alright, let’s add that all up:

Total Championships Won
Wisconsin: 27
Minnesota: 35

Wisconsin better bow down and recognize.

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Tatooine - Jeremy Messersmith

(not sure what happened, but Tumblr let me post another fantastic song by Jeremy Messersmith tonight!)

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Knots - Jeremy Messersmith

Please enjoy this beautiful song by Jeremy Messersmith.
Due to DMCA “violations” *cough* PRINCE *cough* against me, I deleted all songs off my blog.
So, if I post any music in the future, I’ll delete it after a few days. Don’t know if that makes sense, but, whatever.

Enjoy!

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