The Minnesota Profile highlights someone who is defining life in Minnesota, setting the agenda, or captivating the public. Past profiles have featured Arctic explorer Will Steger, U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, artist Kevin Kling, Olympian Shani Marks, public defender Michael Holland, Twins catcher Joe Mauer and Dr. Karen Ashe.
Joe Mauer raps. He dances. He talks trash to Justin Morneau. He gets cheap haircuts and hangs with his high school buddies. And, oh yeah, he's trying to hit .400 and maybe even lead the Twins to a World Series.