Stopping in at a naturalization ceremony is like filling up the car with gas; it can reinvigorate a tank low on patriotism and pride.
I was on the road this week (working on a future post) so I couldn’t stop in at Landmark Center in St. Paul for the latest one on Wednesday, nor be at the Blue Earth County Government Center this morning for the next one.
Last night, Jimmy Kimmel had us covered .
“Please welcome your new American citizens.”
Great idea. We should have a picnic and a parade.
Related: Inside the Former Walmart That Is Now a Shelter for Almost 1,500 Migrant Children (NY Times)
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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