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Bob Collins
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Chasing Oil
It took a few months longer than I'd hoped-- hey, it's cold in Minnesota and you can only breathe so many kerosene fumes from the heaters! -- but the annual condition inspection has been completed. The goal has been to slowly move the annual date to the mid...
It took a few months longer than I'd hoped-- hey, it's cold in Minnesota and you can only breathe so many kerosene fumes from the heaters! -- but the annual condition inspection has been completed. The goal has been to slowly...
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When times are perfect
Back when my two sons were very young (10 or 11 or so), I shared a pair of season tickets to the Minnesota Timberwolves with some people at work. It provided a good opportunity to spend some time with each kid. At the time, the Timberwolves were a pretty go...
Back when my two sons were very young (10 or 11 or so), I shared a pair of season tickets to the Minnesota Timberwolves with some people at work. It provided a good opportunity to spend some time with each kid. At the time, t...
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For baseball fans, today is groundhog day. The day when pitchers and catchers see their shadows, signifying the beginning of spring.
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It's fashionable to dismiss the impact of a newspaper these days, but let me let you in on a dirty little secret that newspaper competitors don't want you to know: Nobody can touch the impact of a newspaper. Nobody.
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The approach to St. Martin
If you're an aviation fan -- and why would you be here if you weren't? -- you've probably seen videos and pictures of the arrival end of Runway 10 in St. Martin. It's where the jets pass just a few feet above a crowded beach. What does it look like from the...
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Don't take selfies when you're flying at night
It's hard for anyone who has flown an airplane to understand the jaw-dropping foolishness documented in a National Transportation Safety Board report that blames a Colorado plane crash on a pilot taking selfies, according to the Denver Post . Amritpal Singh...
It's hard for anyone who has flown an airplane to understand the jaw-dropping foolishness documented in a National Transportation Safety Board report that blames a Colorado plane crash on a pilot taking selfies, according to ...
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Chasing oil
It took a few months longer than I'd hoped-- hey, it's cold in Minnesota and you can only breathe so many kerosene fumes from the heaters! -- but the annual condition inspection has been completed. The goal has been to slowly move the annual date to the mid...
It took a few months longer than I'd hoped-- hey, it's cold in Minnesota and you can only breathe so many kerosene fumes from the heaters! -- but the annual condition inspection has been completed. The goal has been to slowly...
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Rutan back to Oshkosh
Have I mentioned how much I love the new EAA since Jack Pelton took over? No? Oh, well an announcement from Oshkosh tonight reveals another step forward in an attempt to clean up the mess created by the previous EAA administration and its imports, who alie...
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Float flying in Seattle
If I could do it over again, I might consider being a pilot at Kenmore Air in Seattle. Or I'd be Brady Lane of the EAA. http://youtu.be/Li0gFGpHvn4
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Adreian Payne has spent most of the season in the Developmental League, he probably won't be a big contributor to the Timberwolves, but he's the type of guy who should have a big following anyway. The name may not ring a b...
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Bob Dylan has been full of surprises in the last month. First with the interview in the AARP Magazine, and second, by merely speaking. For about 40 minutes at last night’s MusiCares Grammy dinner. It was as if he’s been savin...
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James Robertson, 56, works at a factory in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He takes a bus part of the way from Detroit and then commutes daily by foot. Twenty-one miles.
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Jason Barnett's profile photo
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Writer, you can call it blogger if you want, for Minnesota Public Radio.
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  • Minnesota Public Radio
    Blogger, 1992 - present
  • Berkshire Broadcasting Co.
    VP Programming, 1986 - 1992
  • RKO Radio Network, NY
    Editor, 1984 - 1986
  • WHDH Radio, Boston
    Editor, 1981 - 1984
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Writes the blog, NewsCut, for Minnesota Public Radio. Pilot. Builder of airplanes. Lover of Cleveland Indians baseball. Father who wishes he'd had an instruction manual.
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St. Paul, MN - Sheffield, MA - Eastchester, NY - Belmont, MA. - Cambridge, MA - Cheshire, MA - Pittsfield, MA - Fitchburg, MA - Boston, MA
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480 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN. 55101
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