When the sun is out, the air is warm, and the leaves are still on the trees in early October, fall is the greatest time of the year in Minnesota. The problem is it only lasts a couple of weeks, then the temperatures drop, the wind knocks the leaves off the trees, and the only game in town is timing things so the leaves from your trees are blown into the neighbors’ yards and they rake before you give in. Or so I’ve heard.
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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