There’s something particularly delightful about a dirt road, an old Lutheran church on the prairie and a few dozen tractors.
On Saturday, the Shinefest Tractor Ride in Freeborn County, Minn., was held to raise money for an ongoing project in which two dozen churches in the Albert Lea area fix up homes in need of repair.
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.