Paul Berens


The First Minnesota Regiment

My running tally of what makes L’Étoile du Nord unique, interesting, valuable, loveable, and happy.

Les Arts 🎭

The Great Outdoors 🏞

Brands and Inventions 🍎

Culture and Curiosities 🦆

Other Folks 👥

Sports 🏒

“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.” —Garrison Keillor

  1. This oft-cited stat is apparently unsubstantiated

  2. a Boston College Eagle to boot (bonus points). *Koznick: honorary (matriculated but DNF).  2 3 4