Edu-swag at the State Fair

MPR/Alex Friedrich

Come and get it at St. Thomas

At the State Fair they'll line up for anything.

Make any ol' doohickey, slap a college logo on it and they'll stand around for half an hour till the line stretches out the door.

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Because it's Minnesota edu-swag: bandannas, tote bags ("tohht baygs") and lanyards.

MPR/Alex Friedrich

Now if only diplomas came this way

Maybe if they made these things a prerequisite for a degree, the college retention rate might increase around here.