We people in Minnesota like to poke fun at our contemporaries to the east, but we have to admit that Wisconsin has a way about life that Minnesota doesn’t.
Unless you know of a summer solstice celebration in Minnesota that involves burning a piano that we don’t.
They put a turkey wrapped in foil atop the piano as it burned, Journal Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl says, because there’s an ordinance against bonfires.
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.