Stephen Colbert has apologized to the good folks of Canton, South Dakota. He had called the town “North Dakota’s ashtray.”
According to the Argus Leader newspaper, many people in Canton didn’t know who Stephen Colbert is, which, perhaps, is all one needs to know about Canton, South Dakota.
About the blogger
Bob Collins was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. 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 several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.