You may not like golf, or watching golf, or think somehow the Ryder Cup is affiliated with Winona Ryder.
That’s OK, because today’s story about the Ryder Cup championship in Chaska is bigger than golf. It goes like this:
A North Dakota guy is heckling the elite European professionals at the Ryder Cup for missing putts during a practice round. They call him out, challenge him to sink a 10-footer for $100 — and he does it.
I’m off this week but here’s something to think about if you so choose.
I filled out my absentee ballot this weekend, making sure to turn the ballot over so I could ignore the judicial races on the back, all of which (other than the Minnesota Supreme Court) feature a judge I know nothing about (except for the ex-politicians) who are running unopposed.
In my district, the race for Water and Soil Conservation Commission is hotter.
Conditioned as we are by a three-year presidential campaign season that has intended to destroy whatever is still united in the states, there’s a good reason why the rational among us took note of this picture this weekend.
If you’re wondering whether this poor driver who somehow flipped over on I-494 near the airport this afternoon was OK, you probably weren’t a driver on I-494 near the airport this afternoon when this poor driver somehow flipped over. Read more →
I tried to fly down to the area southeast of Mankato this afternoon to try to get a better look at the floods caused by this week’s rain. Unfortunately, there was a wall of water stretching for miles across the region, preventing me from getting through.
So, I flew along the Cannon River Valley from Cannon Falls to Red Wing and marveled — again — at the way rivers tend to go wherever they want to go, despite our best efforts. Read more →
The story of Wrenshall’s girls basketball team is not only the story of how a small number of kids showed up in the face of certain losses; it was a metaphor for rural Minnesota and rural America. The story might be nearing an end. Read more →