Here’s the immediate payoff to turning back the clocks: We get to see the iconic Pillsbury sign in Minneapolis an hour earlier.
After being refurbished, the sign will be re-lit today. It hasn’t blazed over the city
— where no flour is made anymore — since 2010.
Related: Signs of the time: Why we spend big bucks to save old ads (MinnPost)
New life for the mighty Pillsbury A Mill (Taste of General Mills)
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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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