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Welcome to the assessment department of the Minnesota WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about the Minnesota, its governments, people, geography, and history. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Minnesota}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Minnesota articles by quality and Category:Minnesota articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Minnesota WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Minnesota}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Minnesota

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Minnesota articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of the Minnesota.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Places Things People
Top Subject is a "core" or "key" topic for Minnesota, or is generally notable to people other than students of Minnesota. They define and determine the subject of the Minnesota WikiProject. Minnesota University of Minnesota Norm Coleman
High Subject is notable in a significant and important way within the field of Minnesota, but not necessarily outside it. Bloomington, Minnesota I-35W Mississippi River bridge Floyd B. Olson
Mid Subject contributes to the total subject of the Minnesota WikiProject. Subject may not necessarily be famous. Apple Valley, Minnesota Breck School Keith Ellison
Low Subject is not particularly notable or significant even within the field of Minnesota, and may have been included primarily to achieve comprehensive coverage of another topic. Two Harbors, Minnesota Charlemagne Tower Tony Stadherr

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

  1. Wanda Gág Requesting assessment Dktrfz (talk) 13:31, 13 July 2012 (UTC) -->
  2. Minnesota_State_University,_Mankato Requesting re-assessment of article, I'm trying to revise this article. Randomeditor1000 (talk) 03:50, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Austin, Minnesota Requesting re-assessment of article. Recently made significant edits, updates, and expansion. Darb02 (talk) 04:02, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
  4. Death of Dan Markingson Requesting assessment of a relatively new article. Article is very well-written with inline citations, etc. ebbillings (talk) 22:19, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  5. Elcor, Minnesota Requesting re-assessment of article. Article has been edited by author as much as possible. It is well sourced. Comments from peer review seem to feel that this article is appropriate for direct nomination to Good Article and possible Featured Article status DrGregMN (talk) 14:19, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.

September 17, 2018[edit]



September 16, 2018[edit]


  • Highland Park Tower (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Start-Class (rev · t). Importance rating changed from Low-Class to Mid-Class (rev · t).
  • Ilhan Omar (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Start-Class to C-Class (rev · t).



September 15, 2018[edit]



September 14, 2018[edit]


  • KVCS (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Redirect-Class (rev · t).
  • WQRN (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Redirect-Class (rev · t).



September 13, 2018[edit]