The Minneapolis Star-Tribune actually endorsed Norm Coleman…. I was pleasantly suprised….
You know you’ve truly gotten used to living in Minnesota when you go outside to get the mail in 20 degree weather (as opposed to 5 degree weather), and you describe it to the Sidekick as “warm”. Oh, and you don’t wear a coat, hat, or gloves because it seems so balmy.
I am truly a Minnesota resident
I bought a snowblower.
In case you can’t tell….
It’s snowing here. Just ask Lileks:
The Water Feature repairmen returned. In parkas. It does not bode well when the gentlemen trying to fix a leak are dressed for a polar expedition.
Government Bureaucracy Day
Spent the day with the sidekick getting driver’s licenses (at one location) and license plates (at another location), filing for the Homestead tax exemption, and getting library cards.
Even had to take a knowledge test at the license bureau since I was transferring into Minnesota from out of state.
Fun, fun, fun.
Now to install new license plates.
Minneapolis & St. Paul PD Strike Team in New Orleans
What does it mean to be your brother’s keeper?
If you’re a law enforcement officer in Minnesota, it means getting a company like Target to donate supplies and resources – and shuttling down an entire strike team of officers to New Orleans to help out:
We are rolling, all 70 or so vehicles. We are running a little late so I called NOPD to let them know. The officer’s response was, “When ya’ll get here we’re gonna kiss ya! We just crossed into Louisiana. Seeing a lot of military vehicles going north. Storm damage is increasing. Seeing a lot of trees down along the highway. Driving too fast to get some good photos.
This email from a resident of Mississippi is featured on their 9/16 update page.
Dear Sir or Madam:
On my way to work today I saw a long-ish line of police-type vehicles, & as I made my turn I could see on their sides “Minneapolis”!
Please extend our sincere thanks to all of the folks from Minneapolis, as well as Bloomington, Ramsey County, Roseville, and Maplewood, who have come down to help, and to those who are pitching in at home to make their trip possible.
It has to be quite a sight to see 70 Minnesota Police cars flying down the highway towards New Orleans….
1400 Miles Later
Too tired and busy last night to post the final update on the 1400 mile drive, but here is the update.
I made it to Woodbury, Minnesota around 430pm CST yesterday, having followed the path below:
One sees many interesting things on a 1400 mile drive, but the only one I took a picture of was outside of Madison, Wisconsin at a rest area. It’s the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial:
I’ve now bought the new washer and dryer and a new grill – looked at some other things and have much to do. Closing is tomorrow at 10am.
You might have also heard of that bitch, Katrina? Yeah, thought you had. That’s on my mind too tonight.