Here’s the Wordle depiction of Gov. Pawlenty’s State of the State speech today. Note the absence of the word: “strong.” Note the absence of almost any adjectives to describe Minnesota’s condition. And one of the very smallest words is: “hope.”
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.