FREE SPEECH ZONE | Review: A Minnesota Kid

Review: A Minnesota Kid: In Search of Heroes and Ghosts by David ButwinI have just had the pleasure of reading A Minnesota Kid: In Search of Heroes and Ghosts, and I want to recommend it to anyone who shares my own interest in every element of the title and subtitle. That is, if you know Minnesota, particularly if you’ve known the state (and its capitol city) for more than just a few decades you’ll find a rich archive of local lore and sport: football at Central high school (which means the great Bob Blakley) in the mid ‘50s, the old St. Paul Saints of the American Association when they were a small step away from the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Lakers before they followed the Dodgers to LA, and the Gophers in the glory days of national championships and a pair of trips to Pasadena in the early ‘60s. Add to that the complexity of race relations in and out of sport, unsolved murders and, of course, the weather.Free Speech ZoneThe Free Speech Zone offers a space for contributions from readers, without editing by the TC Daily Planet. This is an open forum for articles that otherwise might not find a place for publication, including news articles, opinion columns, announcements and even a few press releases. Continue Reading