On the sixth day God turned to the Archangel Gabriel and said: 'Today, I
going to create a land called Minnesota. It will be a land of
natural beauty; a land of 10,000 beautiful lakes, each one full of fish.
shall have tall majestic pines, peacefully flowing rivers, landscapes
buffalo, tall grass, and eagles, beautiful blue skies, forests full of
bear, elk and moose, rich farmland and strong people.' God continued, 'I
shall make the land rich in resources so as to make the inhabitants
prosper and they shall be known as a most friendly people, people who
Minnesota Nice every day.'
'But Lord,' asked Gabriel, 'don't you think you are being too
generous to these Minnesotans?'
'Not really,' replied God 'just wait and see the winters I am going
to give them.'
...AND NOW YOU KNOW