There’s no milk carton race anymore in the Minneapolis Aquatennial because — oh, who knows what the Downtown Council was thinking when trimming the sails of the traditional race.
No matter. Chetek, Wis., steps in as the cardboard boat capital of the area. The town, just south of Barron, hosts LibertyFest each July
You know what screams summer around here? Kids in cardboard boats and a faithful dog leading the way.
Here. Have a summer break.
Eventually, like childhood summers, all cardboard boats must end.
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.