Here’s the Wordle depiction of Gov. Pawlenty’s State of the State speech today. Note the absence of the word: “strong.” Note the absence of almost any adjectives to describe Minnesota’s condition. And one of the very smallest words is: “hope.”
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was VP of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Co. He was an editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website. He is a private pilot and flies an airplane he built.