20 (Suspicious Yet Mildly Useful) Facts About Minnesota

Dan Van Oss American States, Complete Columns, History 1 Comment

1 Official Motto: “L’Etoile du nord” (“Even Our Toilet Paper Is Frozen”). Unofficial Motto: “Land of 10,000 (Usually Frozen) Lakes”. 2 Minnesota baseball commentator Halsey Hal was the first to say ‘Holy Cow’ during a baseball broadcast, just after realizing his parents intentionally named him “Halsey Hal”. 3 President Teddy Roosevelt gave his “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick” …