This got us thinking about why we never see reporters doing their stand-up reports from outside what passes for a train station in St. Paul during snowstorms, or at any other time for that matter?.
“It’s horrible; there’s a million stops, that’s the problem,” the Current’s Mary Lucia said during today’s broadcast. “I absolutely hated it. You take it as a leisurely thing to do. It was a little bit grim. There are a thousand stops.”
If that sounds like an invitation to share your “I took the train out of St. Paul once” story, then it is..
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.