A World War II veteran’s “dream trip” to the Canadian Rockies is on after a months-long snafu that made it impossible for the war veteran and longtime U.S. government employee to get back into the country.
Ray Morgan, of Cottage Grove, couldn’t get a passport because he doesn’t have a birth certificate; he was born at home in Iowa and his home county there has no record that he was born.
So the family had to jump through hoops to get the bureaucracy to listen up before the birthday trip went south, KARE 11 says.
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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