Weird Minnesota: Your Travel Guide to Minnesota's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets : Hail Minnesota! For its beautiful lakes, charming towns, and hardy citizens. We have so much that other states envy: giant Indian mounds, the world's largest Paul Bunyan, and the Twins and the Vikings. We spawn musicians of all types, from the Andrews Sisters to Bob Dylan, and we've never lacked for presidential candidates: Eugene McCarthy, Walter Mondale, and, of course, Harold Stassen all gave it a whirl or two - or three - and it's fine with us that none of them made it to the White House. They gave it their all, just like Minnesotans do every day. Yes, we're musical and political, but we're also very, very weird. We have more strange sites, strange history, and, happily, strange folks than we deserve. And who better to recount all of these odd people and places for you than Eric Dregni, a man with a lifelong passion for the weird. With notepad and camera in hand, Eric scouted the highways and byways, lakes, streams, and rivers of Minnesota in search of the odd and the offbeat. He tracked down impossible-to-believe tales, only to discover odd grains of truth that will astonish - and sometimes creep out - even the most knowledgeable Minnesotan.
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