Five links in no particular order In honor of last night’s launch of the space shuttle, might I suggest that you take every memo you get from the boss this week and turn it into a space shuttle paper airplane? What happens when a newspaper shuts down? Its employees — the ones that aren’t offered gigs at the remaining newspaper in town — start an online “paper.” A video shows ink-stained wretches in Denver trying to get from the back of the parade to the front. Viral video. It went up Saturday. The rapping Southwest flight attendant. Tired — or jealous — of all your friends who are at South by Southwest while you’re stuck here at home? Then pay no attention to the Minnov8 podcast from the locale that must not be named. The Gophers are in the NCAA tournament? And you sit there not knowing how to set up an office pool. (Tip: don’t bet on the Gophers)
Bonus: A Sudan refugee gets new vestments in Mankato.
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 several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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