Thanks to Laura for finding this blog post- Swine Flu Tied to U of Minn Bioweapons Program? Evidently our former boss is responsible for starting the H1N1 pandemic.
The only thing I can figure is that since the BBC map she links to shows all of the cases in the US originating somewhere in upper Minnesota (not at the U of MN, after all), she decided that meant there must be some tie to the U. However, if she were to pay attention at all, she would realize that the first two confirmed cases that show up on the map were actually in California, and for graphic purposes only are all of the cases originating from Minnesota. I'm guessing they just picked that spot so as to not overlap too much with the cases in Mexico.
Some people shouldn't be allowed to spout off their random (and wildly inaccurate) beliefs to the general public.