Polinaut to become “Capitol View”

We’re changing the name of this blog.

Later today, Polinaut becomes Capitol View. The focus, tone and pace of the blog stays the same.

Why the name change? We simply want to more clearly reflect the blog’s purpose — that is, a real-time guide to what’s happening in St. Paul and Washington, D.C. (We’ll soon have a reporter based in Washington.)

Polinaut launched in December 2005, MPR News’ first blog, which aimed to “sail” the universe of politics. It was written by Bob Collins, who now writes the News Cut blog for MPR News. Today it’s written by the political reporting team.

If you’re a regular reader, don’t adjust any settings: The name change to Capitol View won’t affect how you follow or find the blog.