There are two big items on my wish list for Minnesota: (a) A Dunkin’ Doughnuts shop and (b) a good tomato fight. “A” isn’t going to happen; probably ever. “B” is.
Organizers in Hastings have announced they’re putting together a tomato festival, the highlight of which is a tomato fight modeled after a famous one in Spain. Twenty-thousand pounds of overripe tomatoes have already been ordered, the Hastings Star Gazette reports. They’ll be dumped in a pit at Afton Alps and then it’s every Minnesotan for him/herself.
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.
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