St. Paul’s Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, better known to the world as 3M, is as pleasant a place to work as any in the land. I know: My first job was as a tape cutter there. Employees enjoy first-class working conditions, good salaries, and stock options. Tartan Park, a 483-acre complex for 3M workers, offers an 18-hole golf course, tennis, skiing, and a luxury dining Room...
A Haven for Mink and Herons
Many of my old classmates still cling to the Twin Cities. Ralph Reeve, who covers Vikings football for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, told me how the Macalester football team recently established a conference and NCAA record by losing its fiftieth game in a row (the last win was in 1974); Mike Armajani, president of a company that manufactures four-wheel-drive vehicles, took me for a wild ride in one...
I was there with the families when the bodies of...
I was there with the families I was there with the families when the bodies of their loved ones—including a woman and a 12-year-old boy—came back from Pristine, where the government had taken them for autopsies. During the funeral I witnessed an outpouring of grief that will be with me forever. The wails of agony drowned out all other sounds.