After a year-long search, Minnesota has a new state champion red pine

There are 7 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 6, 2010, titled After a year-long search, Minnesota has a new state champion red pine. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The new state record pine is located in the famous Lost Forty grove of old-growth pines in Itasca County.

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FL Guy

Scottsdale, AZ

#1 Jul 6, 2010
What an idiotic way to use tax dollars.

Since: Jan 09

Lees Summit, MO

#2 Jul 6, 2010
So...how tall is the new champ? What did it score? Fantastic reporting.
Observer

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jul 6, 2010
Very cool article. I loved the graphic!

Since: Apr 10

Anytown, USA

#4 Jul 6, 2010
A more perfect Union wrote:
So...how tall is the new champ? What did it score? Fantastic reporting.
They put all the REAL info in the graphic insert:
120' high
9'7" circumference
38' crown
350 est. yrs old
total of 245 points.

The world champ, near Gogebic, MI, has 277 points.
ted savvy

New York, NY

#5 Jul 6, 2010
If I'm reading the graphic right, the tree is 120 feet tall. But why not mention that in the story? The first question to come into my mind was, "How tall is it?".

Since: Feb 08

Sandstone MN

#6 Jul 6, 2010
Think of the lumber that could be sawn from that!!!

Since: Apr 10

Anytown, USA

#7 Jul 7, 2010
ted savvy wrote:
If I'm reading the graphic right, the tree is 120 feet tall. But why not mention that in the story?.
Because the editors no longer hold the writers to a basic journalistic standard.

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