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Starch Madness: Will Your Favorite Cookie ‘Crumble’ Under the Pressure?

Mill City Museum baking bracket gets underway March 1 on Facebook

As the nation gears up for the NCAA Championship game in Minneapolis on April 8, Mill City Museum is inviting the public to visit its Facebook page and vote for their favorite cookie in the first-ever “Starch Madness” competition.

The road to the “Big Dance” will be paved with flour, sugar and chocolate, and there will be lots of dunking, so get the milk ready!

Beginning March 1, the public can nominate their favorite cookies on Facebook with the reveal of the “Awesome Eight” on March 16. Voting gets underway on March 22.

The battle over butter will result in the “Fresh Four," which will head into Mill City Museum's Baking Lab for live baking showdowns on March 30 at 1-3 p.m. and March 31 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. The championship “bakedown” will be held live on Saturday, April 7 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. Watch the live baking battles on Facebook or in person at the museum.

Who will be the Cinderella cookie? Will there be lots of dribbling on the court? Show your cookie pride by liking the Mill City Museum Facebook page and join the action online and at the museum. Watch Facebook for expert commentators announcing the nominations, voting brackets and events.
The champion cookie will become Mill City Museum’s official cookie for the year.

About Mill City Museum
Built within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, a National Historic Landmark, the award-winning Mill City Museum chronicles the flour milling industry that fueled the growth of Minneapolis. The story comes to life through the eight-story Flour Tower, Water Lab, Baking and other hands-on exhibits.

The museum is located at 704 S 2nd Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The site is also open Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in July and August. For more information, call 612-341-7555 or visit

The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.

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