A generous online donation from Garrison Keillor popped up in MinnPost’s email late Tuesday night. We have a number of nationally known donors, including Bill Moyers and Arianna Huffington, but we’re delighted to welcome more.
Asked why he decided to donate, Garrison sent this note:
Guilt, pure plain guilt. I read MinnPost every day, especially the roundups of Minnesota news in The Glean and Greater Minnesota and Minnesota Blog Cabin. I am, for now, completely burnt out on politics and just want to read about real lives up here in the Snow Belt. Just finished a terrific book, BOOTSTRAPPERS by Mardi Link, about a single mom in Upper Michigan trying to raise three boys on a farm. No idea whatsoever what her politics might be, but it was a gripping story. So I skip the Michele Bachmann stories and Senator Klobuchar’s interest in a presidential run and zero in on People Dealing With Real Stuff.
We’d try to make his note a little shorter, but no one around here has the nerve to be his editor.
Thanks to Garrison, and to all our donors.