At some point in the future, a high-tech rover is going to parachute to Earth after a long journey in search of life. It will find the remnants of a decorated diaper contest, baby races, and hog calling. It will take the visitors years to come up with the theory that in August, the old civilization would gather in a location, eat strange foods, participate in unexplained activities, and love it.
I’ll see you at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday the 31st, right?
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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