This is literally something you don’t see every day: the Amish. Typically, the Amish don’t like to have themselves photographed but the Associated Press was invited this week to a picnic to honor several members of an Ohio community heading to prison for hate crime convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish.
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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.