For the rest of this week, this is going to be the official NewsCut office. When you’re a fan of a baseball team that hasn’t won a World Series in your lifetime, the window of hope in a given season is pretty short, so I’m heading to Arizona to watch some spring baseball while there’s still hope.
In the meantime, if you have something NewsCut-like you’ve always wanted to write an essay on and aren’t particular about whether you get paid for it (you won’t be), feel free to send it along to me and I’ll be happy to post it, assuming the blazing hot sun doesn’t make it impossible for me to see my laptop screen.
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.
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