An acquaintance said “You’ve got to see the Madeline Island Fourth of July Parade” and so we checked it out on Saturday. And he was right; it was the perfect blend of what passes for a patriotic gathering on the quirkiest of the Apostle Islands.
We declared the float with the Madeline Island Music Camp violinists, playing “Stars and Stripes Forever” to be the best in show.
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.