RYAN BAKKEN: And now, for the CliffNotes of news ....
Published 01/16/2012, Grand Forks Herald
For column ideas, my first stop is the newspaper. Sometimes, an idea is abandoned because it will take more space than what is allotted. More often, the reverse is true. I usually don’t have enough fodder on any one topic. I’m the CliffNotes of columnists.Word count: 368