One of the more bizarre stories to come out of Nebraska in awhile has been settled, apparently. A school in Grand Island says a deaf toddler will not have to change his name — or the sign for his name — after his parents complained that they were told his signed name violates the school’s weapons policy because it resembled a gun.
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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.