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The young woman who serves as Minnesota's state dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest over fifty years ago. Princess Kay is crowned each August the night before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair, and she makes appearances not only during the Fair's 12-day run, but all year long. She is generally the daughter of dairy farmers. While at the fair, both Princess Kay and the runner-ups sit in a refrigerator in the Empire Commons building and have a replica of their head sculpted out of butter.

Strong black coffee served in very small cups and infused with a hefty dose of sugar; a real pick-me-up, not for the faint-hearted.

There's a sign at the edge of town that dubs Yakima the "Palm Springs of Washington," alluding to the sunnier weather with respect to the rest of the state.

Nickname for the open green space behind Witte Hall, one of the few such spaces in the Southeast Dorm area. On warmer days, students congregate in the backyard in large numbers.

Was posted on a billboard in the 70's (I think). Initially referred to all of the layoffs from Boeing in the 60's and 70's since Boeing was the major employer in the area, but has since been used whenever a major employer has done layoffs (i.e., Boeing, Microsoft, etc.).