We have reached — early this year — the portion of the severe weather season where I wonder if there’s a better way to indicate where a severe storm is than by listing the warning based on a county.
We in the seven-county metro have nothing against you, Cottonwood, except that many of us don’t know where you are (disclaimer: I know you where you are), and , hence, have no idea whether we should care about the vortex line multiplier doofrazzle echo that the meteorologist says has just been located over you.
Let’s noodle on this people. Is there a better way? Go!
And then there’s other question: Do we still need counties?
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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