I am not here today and will be gone until the middle of next week. So there is no 5×8 today, but look for goodies from the NewsCut pinch-hitters later today.
As for me, tomorrow (Wednesday) I will attempt to be the first person (in my house) to fly an airplane he built himself across the country. Next stop: the Toledo, Ohio area (refueling). Then: Massachusetts. I’ll do it in one day (I hope). It’s a trip I’ve thought about making almost since the day I started building 11 1/2 years ago.
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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