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2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Tim Krohn, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 17--CHASKA -- The final 15 miles of the Minnesota River are dramatically different than the other 300 miles. The lower Minnesota winds through 15 communities in four metropolitan counties, running next to the Twin Cities International Airport and Mall of America and filled with barges carrying Midwest grain to world markets. The area is under the jurisdiction of the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District, which works closely with the U....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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