For a lot of people, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is just a pregame show for the annual highlight reel, “One Shining Moment.”
You did just fine, Minneapolis. But, for the record, we didn’t have the market cornered on “nice.” The out-of-towners from Alabama, Texas, Virginia and Michigan were gregarious and mostly a pleasure to have around.
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.