We people in Minnesota like to poke fun at our contemporaries to the east, but we have to admit that Wisconsin has a way about life that Minnesota doesn’t.
Unless you know of a summer solstice celebration in Minnesota that involves burning a piano that we don’t.
They put a turkey wrapped in foil atop the piano as it burned, Journal Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl says, because there’s an ordinance against bonfires.
About the blogger
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.