Healthy, wealthy and wise in the US: America’s fittest city is…
… a trick question? Minneapolis — AND — St. Paul claim the top spot, according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s most recent American Fitness Index. The Twin Cities take top honors due to awesome parks, numerous bicyclists, and access to fresh food.
See the entire list on the Today Show website.

Healthy, wealthy and wise in the US: America’s fittest city is…

… a trick question? Minneapolis — AND — St. Paul claim the top spot, according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s most recent American Fitness Index. The Twin Cities take top honors due to awesome parks, numerous bicyclists, and access to fresh food.

See the entire list on the Today Show website.

stuffaboutminneapolis
stuffaboutminneapolis:

Ranking The 50 States Based On Their Contribution To Popular Music
10. Minnesota
Artists Who Were Born There: Bob Dylan, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Paul Westerberg, Prince, Slug
Bands Formed There: Atmosphere, Eyedea & Abilities, Hüsker Dü, Low, Information Society, The Replacements, Soul Asylum, The Time, Vanity 6
What music has come out of Minnesota is generally iconic. In fact, if we were judging solely based on the impact that a state’s greatest native sons have had on American music (as opposed to taking into consideration broader, more abstract criteria like overall atmopshere, movements, scenes, etc.), there is a strong argument to be made for placing little ol’ polite, unassuming, very, very cold Minnesota right up at the very top of this list. [Ed. note: At least one person has been bold enough, or stupid enough, to do this in the past.]
First off, a young man from Hibbing named Bob Dylan is widely considered the greatest songwriter of the modern era. His legacy runs so deep that a reissue of one of his least beloved albums, 1970’s Self Portrait, recently hit stores to rave reviews—people just cannot stay mad at this guy. He got the Beatles stoned for the first time and basically taught everybody that lyrics were important. So, yeah.
via Complex Music, h/t to City Pages

stuffaboutminneapolis:

Ranking The 50 States Based On Their Contribution To Popular Music

10. Minnesota

Artists Who Were Born There: Bob Dylan, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Paul Westerberg, Prince, Slug

Bands Formed There: Atmosphere, Eyedea & Abilities, Hüsker Dü, Low, Information Society, The Replacements, Soul Asylum, The Time, Vanity 6

What music has come out of Minnesota is generally iconic. In fact, if we were judging solely based on the impact that a state’s greatest native sons have had on American music (as opposed to taking into consideration broader, more abstract criteria like overall atmopshere, movements, scenes, etc.), there is a strong argument to be made for placing little ol’ polite, unassuming, very, very cold Minnesota right up at the very top of this list. [Ed. note: At least one person has been bold enough, or stupid enough, to do this in the past.]

First off, a young man from Hibbing named Bob Dylan is widely considered the greatest songwriter of the modern era. His legacy runs so deep that a reissue of one of his least beloved albums, 1970’s Self Portrait, recently hit stores to rave reviews—people just cannot stay mad at this guy. He got the Beatles stoned for the first time and basically taught everybody that lyrics were important. So, yeah.

via Complex Music, h/t to City Pages