[size=13pt]Solar car on trek to Arctic Circle gets cold welcome in Minnesota[/size]

By TIM HARLOW, Star Tribune


Marcelo da Luz had heard of Minnesota nice, but he never expected the "special welcoming" he got Thursday when he drove his car that looks like a UFO and is powered by the sun into the state.

State Troopers pulled him over immediately after his Power of One Solar Car and escort trailer crossed over the St. Croix River into Minnesota near Stillwater.