Four years before California turned Arnold into the Governator, Minnesotans had elected former WWF wrestler Jesse Ventura to the Governor's seat. Much like the creation of the universe this made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
2. Keith Ellison
Over a full year before Barack Obama announced he was running for President, Minnesota elected ACTUAL MUSLIM Keith Ellison (DFL) to the 110th United States Congress where he actually did swear in on the Quran. These facts were skewed and applied to candidate Barack Obama before being forwarded to your mom by many a paranoid church group.
3. DFL (Because plain old Democrats are too Mainstream)
The official democratic party of my great home state is the country's only Democratic Farmer-Labor Party. The DFL was formed in 1944 by the merger of the Democratic Party with the Farmer-Labor Party, making it one of the few labor parties to make it out of the Communist witch-hunt brought on by Wisconsinite Joseph McCarthy. This is just a guess, but I think this is why Michelle Bachmann is so paranoid of socialists.