Here’s the immediate payoff to turning back the clocks: We get to see the iconic Pillsbury sign in Minneapolis an hour earlier.
After being refurbished, the sign will be re-lit today. It hasn’t blazed over the city
— where no flour is made anymore — since 2010.
Related: Signs of the time: Why we spend big bucks to save old ads (MinnPost)
New life for the mighty Pillsbury A Mill (Taste of General Mills)
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.