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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column broadcasting another edition of “Did a state lawmaker really spend taxpayer money on that?”This one doesn’t come from Colorado, but the friendly state of Minnesota. It seems a lawmaker has introduced a bill designating the Tilt-A-Whirl as the official amusement ride in said state.

The lawmaker, State Rep. Patti Fritz, says she’s taking up the cause because 52 kindergarten students from her district think it deserves special attention, and gosh darnit, she represents kids too. Well then, maybe all proposed bills should come from the little tikes. We can see it now – state law would require ice cream for every meal, four-hour recesses at school and vacations every week at Disneyland. Wouldn’t life be grand?For now, we guess the Tilt-A-Whirl will have to do.If Fritz’s very important bill turns into law, it will join blueberry as the state’s official muffin, the Lake Superior agate as its gemstone, milk as the state drink and monarch as the state butterfly.

Man, we gotta move to Minnesota.***People, can’t we all just get along? Our plea comes in the wake of yet another parking lot car clash, which led to this recent Scum Alert!!

“This is to alert the owner of a dark green Dodge truck that was parked in the Lower Exchange Lot in back of the Briar Rose on the evening of Wednesday, March 28, that smashed into the back of a dark blue Chrysler Pacifica to come forward and own up to this hit-and-run accident. There just happens to have been a witness that saw the incident and wrote down a portion of your license plate along with a description of your vehicle and the items in the back of your truck. There is so much damage to my car – you know you hit it.”You have 24 hours to call me, the owner of the Pacifica, and take responsibility for your hit and run. If you do not, I will be turning this information over to the Breckenridge Police Department for investigation. Please be responsible and call me at (970) 453-2569 so we can work out the details.”Thanks, Roe.”It’s Saturday and a powder day. We’re excited.

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