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5 quotes about Minnesota by Famous People

A lot of past and present influential characters have come out Minnesota; politicians, singers, actresses, actors, athletes, etc. The midwest has and always will be a part of them. That is why after reaching stardom, they look back and acknowledge how fortunate they were to be born and raised in Minnesota. Here are some quotes by some of these Minnesota natives:

1. Al Franken

“I grew up in Minnesota, where we treasure our tradition of civic engagement — and our record of having the nation’s highest voter participation.”  


2. Bob Dylan

“Well, in the winter, everything was still, nothing moved. Eight months of that. You can put it together. You can have some amazing hallucinogenic experiences doing nothing but looking out your window. There is also the summer, when it gets hot and sticky and the air is very metallic. There is a lot of Indian spirit. The earth there is unusual, filled with ore. So there is something happening that is hard to define. There is a magnetic attraction there. Maybe thousands and thousands of years ago, some planet bumped into the land there. There is a great spiritual quality throughout the Midwest. Very subtle, very strong, and that is where I grew up.”


3. Garrison Keillor

“Minnesota is a state of public-spirited and polite people, where you can get a good cappuccino and eat Thai food and find any book you want and yet live on a quiet tree-lined street with a backyard and send your kids to public school. When a state this good hits the jackpot, it can only be an inspiration to everybody.”


4. Sean William Scott

“I grew up in Minnesota and everyone is so nice there. It is like Fargo. Everyone’s so chipper and you make friends just grocery shopping. We kill each other with kindness.”


5. Jim Ramstad

“The Minnesota spirit of compassion and help for people in need has moved countless Minnesotans to step forward to provide relief for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.”



Well dear reader, this is where we end our post. If you’re from Minnesota you’ll probably relate to many of these personalities’ opinions. If so, feel free to leave a comment and tell us which one you related to the most. Have a great Thursday!

The 5 Most Unique Buildings Around the World

Ever come across dazzling architecture and think, “how?!”. Yeah, so have we.

Here we’ve gathered a list of buildings from around the world we thought were worthy to mention. Some even seem to be from the future!

1. Indira Gandhi Planetarium, India

From the exterior you can immediately tell this building portrays a planet-shaped like figure, specifically Saturn with a series of rings. The building was built in 1993, a bit before it’s time you could say. Definitely breathtaking.

2. Nautilus House, Mexico

Built 9 years ago by architect Javier Senosiain. The structure follow suit of its name, Nautilus. The buildings main purpose was to seem one with nature, which you could say was achieved. Even inside the building, you’ll find a garden.

3, Piano and Violin Building, China

This amazing building was built in 2007 and it’s located in Huainan City, China. This building required a team of people to design, and several students from the Hefey University of Technology. Truly charming, indeed.

4. PricewaterhouseCoopers Building, United Kingdom

Most green building on this list. Not literally, of course. PricewaterhouseCoopers’s building in the UK uses renewable energy sources with advanced technology. Almost a building of the future!

 5. House Attack, Austria

Located in the Moderner Kunst Museum in Austria by artist Erwin Wurm. The story behind this building is simply a family hurtling themselves onto the roof, which is why building is called “House Attack”. Creative, don’t you think?!


Well dear reader this is where we end our post. Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed this list and would want to share it with your friends. Maybe you’ve seen a couple of this? Send us pictures. Let us know which crazy building you’ve seen.


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7 Great Places to See a Concert (Indoors) in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities are renowned for a wide variety of things; hamburgers infused with molten cheese, a great theater district, oh so many bicycles and, amongst other things, one of the best music scenes in the country. While great live music is played all year-round, we look towards warmer venues to congregate as winter rolls in.  While the options of where to see live music in the Twin Cities are varied and vast, we’ve tried our best to name seven of the best venues to catch an indoor concert.


First Ave – Downtown Minneapolis

This historic spot is consistently named as one the country’s best music clubs and not much can be said that hasn’t been said before.

Also, Purple Rain.


Cedar Cultural Center – West Bank, Minneapolis

With an incredibly intimate sound, this venue seems to always be in the top of the ranks for local music venues. The Cedar hosts a great variety of musicians and performers and is a great place for those on a budget with many shows under $15. Another unique note, the Cedar is a non-profit organization that’s run by volunteers.


Xcel Center – Downtown Saint Paul

If your looking to see a national headlining act, the Xcel has the unique distinction of having arena capacity (around 18,000) without the drawbacks of having arena sound thanks to a superb sound system and surprisingly great acoustics.


Varsity Theater – Dinkytown, Minneapolis

I love seeing the expressions on the faces of newcomers when they first step inside the Varsity.  The Varsity is completely uncharacteristic of what you picture when you think of a venue in a college neighborhood.  You know some effort was put into a place when the lead singer of a rock band mentions how nice the bathrooms are in between songs. Pick a day to go if have yet to visit this Dinkytown gem and prepare to be wowed.


Skyway Theater – Downtown Minneapolis

A newcomer in the bunch, the Skyway Theater is a former cineplex that’s been renovated into a concert venue with booking powerhouse Live Nation at the helm of the scheduling and has so far been getting great reviews since its unveiling.


Dakota Jazz Club – Downtown Minneapolis

Quiet, cozy and intimate are great attributes for a music venue and the Dakota Jazz Club has them all. With stage-side table seating and a consistent schedule of world-class performers coming through the doors, the Dakota Jazz Club is the ideal spot for a refined night out on the town.


The Artists’ Quarter – Downtown Saint Paul

Okay, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is that this Saint Paul jazz club will be closing its doors for good come New Year’s Day. The good news is that there’s still time to catch a great performance, or one the very last great performances on news year’s eve weekend, which the club’s owner promises to be a blowout featuring performers from the club’s historic past.


Did we forget to include your favorite venue? It was bound to happen. Leave a comment and let us know!