There are days the news isn’t compatible.
In Minnesota, the big story is someone hit the lottery last night. A single Powerball ticket, sold in Dakota County, is worth about $229 million and someone’s big decision is whether to take less money as a lump sum ($124 million), or collect the whole package via an annuity over a number of years.
And then there’s Wardo Mohamud Yusuf, the subject of a woefully incomplete five-paragraph story from the Associated Press today. She had to decide whether to leave her four-year-old son to die when he collapsed in Somalia while walking to a refugee camp in Kenya.
She did. And he did.
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.