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 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.