Cars v. people (cont'd), a good hurricane could end a bad drought, ugly poverty in beautiful pictures, when predictions of doom don't come true, and Minnesota moments from the BWCA.
Posted at 11:03 AM on August 17, 2012
by Bob Collins
From the Winnipeg Free Press:
A boy's dog helped him live when they were both younger.
Now that the boy is older, and his dog is in the final stages of his life of service, the child wants to pay it back with a bucket list for the animal.
Make that a "Lick It List."
Cole and his mom Mandi have set up a Facebook page to encourage people to send dog treats for his hearing/medical service/therapy dog.
"I love my dog," Cole said on Friday.
"I've made a list for her final days on Earth. I want to take her on one last public outing to Ruckers. I want to walk her around the block twice. And I want to get her treats from around the world."
Where's the missing link for the new Highway 61 bridge over the Mississippi River in Hastings?
Right here in the upper right...
The span has been sitting near Lock and Dam #2...
It's going to be floated down the river on a barge next month and hoisted into place, an event that will likely draw thousands of "sidewalk superintendents" to the river.
Update 1:38 p.m. - Click the lower image for the full size photo to see the scale of the span.
"It was the clash of two great cultures that first found common ground, and then divided in fear, hatred, and misunderstanding."
I'm not entirely sure who wrote those words, read by Garrison Keillor in this tremendous TPT 1993 documentary about the Dakota Conflict of 1862 (we're guessing it was Kristian Berg). But it doesn't sound particularly irrelevant in 2012.
As Minnesota stopped this week to observe the 150th anniversary of the conflict, it's not a bad time to ask what parallels may/may not exist in 2012?
Coffee snobs are taking all the fun out of a cup of joe.
NPR today provides this video to accompany a story on this evening's All Things Considered.(1 Comments)
This weekend is the end of Ramadan and MPR's Public Insight Network has posted a series of interviews with Muslim parents about how Ramadan changes when you have kids.
Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset.
(h/t: Jeff Jones)