Paul Berens


“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)

The First Minnesota Regiment

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

🎭 Les Arts

🍎 Brands and Inventions

🦆 Culture and Curiosities

🏞 The Great Outdoors

👥 Other Folks

🏒 Sports

  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