While I'm calling attention to our editing lapses, here's another:
What is the responsibility of Post-Bulletin to make sure that the information it prints is correct? The border between Iowa and Minnesota is latitude 43 degrees 30 minutes north. “Latitude 43 degrees 30 feet” is splattered all over the pages of the Post-Bulletin today. It is not a mistake. It is a glaring error. I understand that this article is reprinted from the Houston County News. But should the editors of Post-Bulletin make some comments or a footnote about it? No wonder our students are so poor in science.
Yeah, we can blame the error on the Houston County News reporter who wrote the story, but the editing responsibility is ours.
Hope we're not held accountable for students being "poor in science," though.