A North Dakota guy heckles the European professionals at the Ryder Cup for missing putts. They call him out, challenge him to sink a 10-footer, and he does. Read more →
Archives for September 2016
I filled out my absentee ballot this weekend, making sure to turn the ballot over so I could ignore the judicial races on the back, all of which (other than the Minnesota Supreme Court) feature a judge I know nothing about (except for the ex-politicians) who are running unopposed.
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Conditioned as we are by a three-year presidential campaign season that has intended to destroy whatever is still united in the states, there’s a good reason why the rational among us took note of this picture this weekend. Read more →
The question of calling out ‘lies’ was a big topic on NewsCut this week. Let’s consider another, less passion-filled example. Read more →
If you’re wondering whether this poor driver who somehow flipped over on I-494 near the airport this afternoon was OK, you probably weren’t a driver on I-494 near the airport this afternoon when this poor driver somehow flipped over.
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I tried to fly down to the area southeast of Mankato this afternoon to try to get a better look at the floods caused by this week’s rain. Unfortunately, there was a wall of water stretching for miles across the region, preventing me from getting through.
So, I flew along the Cannon River Valley from Cannon Falls to Red Wing and marveled — again — at the way rivers tend to go wherever they want to go, despite our best efforts. Read more →
The story of Wrenshall’s girls basketball team is not only the story of how a small number of kids showed up in the face of certain losses; it was a metaphor for rural Minnesota and rural America. The story might be nearing an end. Read more →
The chances are pretty good that when you stopped in for your coffee this morning, you didn’t get approached by federal agents. Read more →
When you go looking for America, where do you look? Read more →
‘All you need is love,’ John Lennon wrote in his song that people often gather and sing during particularly troubled times.
He was wrong. Read more →
This afternoon, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek released a study showing half of the inmates at the Hennepin County jail would benefit from or are in need of mental health services. Read more →
The driver of a bus that got caught halfway across a highway in Cambridge has resigned after video of the incident was posted on Facebook. Read more →
The Minnesota Twins played a hastily-scheduled game at Target Field today thanks to a rainout last night. What’s with the shaming? Read more →
Is love really blossoming in the abundance suggested by Jumbotrons across America? Or is there just good money in it. Read more →
Dave and Amy Freeman tomorrow will hike and paddle out of the Boundary Waters wilderness, emerging into a world that tries its darndest to convince them they should turn around. Read more →