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.

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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

When it comes to shopping secondhand…

Nancy Fischer, associate professor of sociology at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and writer of the blog “The Social Life of Secondhand Clothes,” is not surprised the reuse trend is as popular as ever.
"Thrift stores, consignment stores, vintage stores have been popular since the 1970s — that’s when any kind of stigma about buying used clothing started to break down," she says.

Learn more in the Star Tribune article Options for shopping reused abound in the Twin Cities.

When it comes to shopping secondhand…

Nancy Fischer, associate professor of sociology at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and writer of the blog “The Social Life of Secondhand Clothes,” is not surprised the reuse trend is as popular as ever.

"Thrift stores, consignment stores, vintage stores have been popular since the 1970s — that’s when any kind of stigma about buying used clothing started to break down," she says.

Learn more in the Star Tribune article Options for shopping reused abound in the Twin Cities.

Nothin’ but blue skies

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This just in:

Twin Cities residents will be enjoying particularly beautiful weather this weekend with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s, unusually low humidity, and crystal-clear skies as far as the eye can see.

“We have St. Paul at 81 degrees, Montevideo holding steady at 83, Grand Forks, you’re looking gorgeous, and ladies and gentlemen, that’s all thanks to the fact that our own local Romeo is sitting pretty with a new lady love who’s put a pep in his step and a twinkle in his eye,” said local news station KSTP…

- Meteorologists Report Sky Just A Little Bluer Today, And It’s Because Minneapolis Resident Doug Bramowski’s in Love

(A silly article from The Onion)

Since we’re having perfect weather in Minneapolis, now’s an ideal time to visit Augsburg College, right?

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Why should you think about living in Minneapolis-St. Paul?

We’re home to more Fortune 500 companies per capita than anywhere in the country. We trail only New York in artistic activity per capita. Our parks are rated among the best in the world, our flourishing restaurants and microbreweries win national awards. We’re tops in recreational biking and civic engagement, according to experts. It’s hard to think of another place that offers so many urban and arts amenities interspersed with the natural beauty of lakes, trails, woods and the Mississippi River.

- Jay Walljasper in Minnpost.
Plus, a Mary Tyler Moore statue lives on Nicollet Mall.

Read another article by Jay Walljasper on how Augsburg College leads a movement to sustain the vibrancy and vitality of the Twin Cities. Visit the Augsburg Now archives.

Why should you think about living in Minneapolis-St. Paul?

We’re home to more Fortune 500 companies per capita than anywhere in the country. We trail only New York in artistic activity per capita. Our parks are rated among the best in the world, our flourishing restaurants and microbreweries win national awards. We’re tops in recreational biking and civic engagement, according to experts. It’s hard to think of another place that offers so many urban and arts amenities interspersed with the natural beauty of lakes, trails, woods and the Mississippi River.

- Jay Walljasper in Minnpost.

Plus, a Mary Tyler Moore statue lives on Nicollet Mall.

Read another article by Jay Walljasper on how Augsburg College leads a movement to sustain the vibrancy and vitality of the Twin Cities. Visit the Augsburg Now archives.

Augsburg College student Kedir Ware talks about his experience watching Twin Cities community members honor the life and legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela by signing a Book of Honors and Tributes. 

The book officially opened during a July 17 ceremony at Augsburg College as part of Nelson Mandela International Day celebrations. 

Learn more: http://inside.augsburg.edu/news/2013/…