First and foremost, I feel awful about the workplace shooting incident that happened in this city's Bryn Mawr neighborhood. The fact the media made a ridiculous mistake and initially reported this happened in "North Minneapolis" is a minor matter compared to what happened to the victims; whether dead, injured, or traumatized and their world torn apart. This is the worst murder incident in the history of our city.
But this blog is about North Minneapolis, and what's the story here, from where I'm standing? DOZENS of media leaped to report the incident happened in "North Minneapolis." Late last night, while doing my customary Google search for news with the phrase "North Minneapolis," I saw the story of the shooting and approximately 300 news organizations carrying stories about the shooting, all coming up as a hit with that search term, "North Minneapolis."
How horrible, I thought. But it was late and I wanted to get some barbacoa tacos at a local all-night Mexican food chain here in Texas, where I find myself at the moment. I figured I'd dig into the story in the morning and look for a unique angle or "loose info just laying around." I didn't even catch the part about "Bryn Mawr," I just kind of took the mainstream media's word from what I saw in the headline last night before tacos and beddy bye time.
Today, media seem to be straightening out their spectacular mistake but there are footprints near the broken cookie jar and a trail of crumbs...
Here's part of what came up a few moments ago when I did a news search on Google for North Minneapolis.