Someone called the cops in Asheville, N.C., over the weekend because some people in a neighborhood built a home-brewed slip-n-slide in the street, which should immediately lead most of America to exclaim “why didn’t I ever think of that?”
They were having a block party for the 4th of July weekend and someone apparently didn’t like the “noise” of kids having fun.
There’s always someone to ruin a good time. But on this day, it wouldn’t be the cops.
“Once we realized no laws were being broken and everything was fine, we decided to mingle a little bit,” said Officer Joe Jones.
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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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