There's another countdown going on in Minnesota besides the one for the state shutdown. Bill Kling's last day as the only president Minnesota Public Radio ever had expires at the same moment the state descends into planned chaos. Pure coincidence, perhaps.
Today, everyone who wasn't deemed essential gathered on the parkland across from the World Headquarters of NewsCut, for a picture to mark the occasion. They're standing next to a mock radio tower which MPR employees paid to have constructed to mark the occasion. It was very terrestrial of us.
This image, however, is probably more symbolic: Kling conducting the MPR "orchestra."
(Images from Julia Schrenkler/MPR)
If all these people were outside who was running the station ?