If you squint, perhaps, the picture underneath Mayor Chris Coleman’s welcome to St. Paul in the program of the national figure skating championships looks like St. Paul from Harriet Island. And the bridge could easily be mistaken for the Wabasha Street Bridge.
Squint a little more, you’ll see it. More.
— Isaac van Bruggen (@IsaacvanBruggen) January 22, 2016
It’s not St. Paul, of course, it’s the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, the up-and-coming St. Paul-wannabee to the west.
Mayor Coleman’s Twitter response was classic St. Paul.
— Chris Coleman (@mayorcoleman) January 22, 2016
A spokesperson for U.S. Figure Skating said it was a proofreading error and no disrespect was intended.
Once the big blue chicken replaces the Stone Arch Bridge as the icon of Minneapolis, this sort of mistake will happen less frequently.