Gene Hanson, a farmer in Edgeley, N.D., is getting some national recognition because he had some time on his hands and decided to go play in the dirt.
He and his tractor came up with this.
The tribute to Prince, the photograph of which Hanson took from his plane, is a nice little thing, but it’s not the most interesting thing in this story.
This is: Prince fan Gene Hanson is 75.
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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.