James Sanna lives in Minneapolis with ten fish, five bicycles, four computers, one Wusthof knife, and one ever-tolerant partner.
A New England Yankee by birth, James was kidnapped three times a year by officials from a small liberal arts school in southern Minnesota, begining a few months after his high school graduation. This strange ritual ended in 2008, but since the kidnappers blindfolded him every time, James didn't know how to get home. At least, he thought, this place is like New England: it has snow and people who believe neither in raising the thermostat in winter, nor in reading traffic signs.
James' reporting on K-12 education issues has appeared in the Twin Cities Daily Planet and the Minnesota Independent, and until recently, he helped run TheColu.mn, a Minnesota-focused online news magazine for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. He takes news tips and reader comments at james [dot] sanna [at] gmail [dot] com.