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1517 Power August 12, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 9:21 pm

A cycling odyssey

veni vidi bici

Along with wind, solar, and ethanol, Minnesota is powered by Lutherans. More members of this Protestant denomination live here than in any other state. It seems to this life-long Lutheran that each town, no matter how tiny, has a Lutheran church. And I have managed to surround myself with Lutherans for the past three days.

Solar power Minnesota
This October marks the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther published his 95 Theses and made public his well-reasoned grievances against the Catholic Church. The ultimate outcomes of the Reformation were improved literacy rates, economic growth, the Westphalian state system, and the general development of strong work ethic. Here in Minnesota, those Lutheran qualities are ubiquitously present. Civic pride oozes at each street corner, and famously-reserved Lutherans show greatness through hard work and endless energy.

Iconic power Owatonna
In New Ulm, I stayed with Stan and Ruth…

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