One of the more bizarre stories to come out of Nebraska in awhile has been settled, apparently. A school in Grand Island says a deaf toddler will not have to change his name — or the sign for his name — after his parents complained that they were told his signed name violates the school’s weapons policy because it resembled a gun.
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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.