We will not succumb to the temptation for cheap Wisconsin jokes with the video of what happened in Milwaukee the other day.
A backpack on a street corner alarmed enough people that the bomb squad dragged it to the middle of the street, then cordoned the area off and waited.
Then a guy on a bike came along and declared that he would defuse this situation.
No, the backpack was not full of beer.
About the blogger
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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