You couldn’t have asked for more miserable weather than the arctic blast that’s gripped us over the last few days.
Which is why the people of Duluth have exclusive bragging rights for being “real” Minnesotans when it counted most.
They’re the ones who bundled up and lined the ship canal by the Aerial Lift Bridge when the last laker came in for the winter yesterday.
The Paul R. Tregurtha is the largest ship operating on the Great Lakes.
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.