One ride on the carnival midway could earn Minnesota's seal of approval.
State Rep. Patti Fritz, DFL-Faribault, has introduced a bill designating the Tilt-A-Whirl the official amusement ride in Minnesota.
Fritz said she's taking up the cause of 52 kindergarten students from her district who say it deserves special attention because it was invented in their town.
"I represent children too," Fritz said, adding, "Minnesotans like to have fun, and it's a fun thing to do."
The Tilt-A-Whirl is a platform-type ride consisting of seven freely spinning cars holding up to four riders apiece.
Herbert Sellner invented it in 1926 and the first one debuted at the Minnesota State Fair a year later. Sellner Manufacturing in Faribault still makes it.
Minnesota already has a state muffin (blueberry), a state gemstone (the Lake Superior agate), a state drink (milk), a state butterfly (monarch) and seven other official symbols.