Duluth is innocent in the story about a Niagara Falls family that says it got a phone call from a military-family volunteer in Duluth, informing them their son was killed in the war. I wrote about it on Tuesday.
Why would a family from New York get a call from Duluth about a soldier in Afghanistan? It turns out they wouldn’t. The Duluth News Tribune found out the family reported the incorrect area code. It came from Houston.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.