Early in the morning on June 21, 2007, my son Cullen encountered a rowing scull, crewed by five young women in the Saint Paul Harbor and pinned by a heavy current of the Mississippi River. This crew team had misjudged the current and was trapped against the Padelford wharf barge.
Quotes from Saint Paulites
“The businessman says 'If I don't do it first, somebody else will.' The artist says 'If I don't do it first, nobody else will.'”
—Leroy Neiman, artist
“Whoever designed the streets must have been drunk. I think it was those Irish guys, you know what they like to do.”
—Jesse Ventura, former Minnesota governor, The Letterman Show
“Another very great nuisance with which we have been afflicted... is the myriads of mosquitoes with which the country abounds... they have been for the last two months almost intolerable... their depredations at night are beyond description.”
—Horace Bigelow, Saint Paul Pioneer, September 10, 1854