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Who’s the floodiest of them all?

As noted yesterday, the Strib overlooked its budget and threw lots of bodies at the Fargo flood, but pound-for-pound, MPR was the Twin Cities staffing champ.
By David Brauer

No good deed goes unpunished: Shortly after filing my praise for the cash-strapped Strib’s commitment to flood coverage, I heard from a Minnesota Public Radio pal lamenting specific numeric credit for their efforts.

Let the record show: MPR — with a newsroom a tenth as big as the Strib’s — had eight journalists in hipwaders compared to the Minneapolis paper’s ten. That’s impressive, and MPR’s coverage was superb — not just their typically fine explanatory journalism but human interest coverage on-air and in their blogs.

The rest of you were great, too. Now I’m moving on!