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.
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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.