Sundays demand a story that reminds us that we’re not really like most of the news we watch, read, and hear. We’re better.
The Owatonna People’s Press (perhaps the best named newspaper in Minnesota) complies with the story of a 67 year old man in Owatonna whose mother died when he was 1, didn’t have a father in his life, lived on the streets for years and never had a birthday party in his life.
(h/t: Bring Me the News)
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.