Minnesota journalist, hockey dad, comforting the afflicted, afflicting the comfortable. Will fight for food.
Seventh-generation Minnesotan, raising the eighth. St Paul native, Minneapolis explorer, career Twin Cities journalist making the jump from newspaper slave to free citizen. Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow, helping make new media accessible to the unseen, the unheard, the under-represented. Good neighbor, loyal friend, Irish by birth as well as by choice, full-time dad, volunteer coach, bad Catholic, and lucky husband.
St James Elementary, Cretin-Derham High, U of Minnesota. City Pages Best Columnist award winner five times; 2011 Best Tweeter winner. Boxes of dusty journalism awards. Member, board of directors of The Uptake; Leadership Fellow at The Bush Foundation; certified USA hockey coach. Fired from the StarTribune and the Eugene J. McCarthy Center at St John's University for being liberal. Blogging at The State I'm In: www.nickcolemanmn.com. By their enemies you shall know them.