We interrupt the ongoing horrible news of the day for the NewsCut version of a hit of oxygen: a story about kids and baseball. And a dangerous city. And a man who tries to make a difference in what is probably a lost cause.
Because what other choice do we really have?
About the blogger
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.