Investigators are in Colorado today, trying to figure out what caused that Continental jet to skid and crash on takeoff over the weekend. Fortunately (I think we use the miraculously word too much), nobody was seriously hurt.
Whatever the reason for the incident, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t this: Drag-racing jets.
As you probably have guessed, this is the slowest news week of the year. It’s a three-day week. Stories that usually can’t see the light of day, find a place on the news agenda this week. I can’t wait to find out what they are.
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 several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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