I've always had this weird fascination for news from other places. *I like to see what's happening and what people are thinking about. *I'll even read the classified ads. *One time a trader packed a box with a paper from Malibu or some nearby California town and I just about had to change my pants after seeing the house prices in its ads.
But there's a big difference between local papers. *Those in a place like Wolf Point are real papers. *The town I live in has a paper, but we're only a couple miles from the headquarters of the Hartford Courant, the state's biggest paper. *So our local paper doesn't bother with seeking news and instead acts as the mouthpiece for the Chamber of Commerce and real estate industry. Too bad.