Happy Birthday (in a few days), Minnesota! Man, what a state. So much heritage! The majestic woodland caribou! The stately Norway Pine! The towering Saint Paul Cathedral! Gophers! Folksy Scandinavians! My alma mater! Deep-fried Twinkies! My friend Josh’s dog Miles! The Fresh Wok on 46th and Nicollet! One of my all-time most-beloved politicians, Eugene McCarthy! And, best of all, hot dish! L’Étoile du Nord, indeed.