In the new issue of the Northfield News Home and Real Estate Guide there’s a typo under the window treatment photo on Page 20 (or see the Page 20 PDF). It’s more than a typo, actually. It’s the entire caption from a photo that ran last week along with this story, A tale of addiction: “Northfield native ‘Gina’ is receiving treatment for her addiction to heroin. She explained Tuesday the effects of the drug on her life.”
I showed it to VP Renee Huckle and photographer Dan Iverson tonight during the Taste of Northfield festivities and gave them some good-natured grief about it.
I was tempted to do a FN piece on it, ie, “Northfield News uses heroin story to sell houses after pressure from realtor posting comments on Northfield.org!!” But the paper has done a good job at covering aspects of the heroin story and related twists and turns, so my heart just wasn’t in it. Plus, having made a more serious mistake of my own lately, I’m inclined to be a little more forgiving of the honest mistakes of others.
PS – Thanks to Mr. K for the tip.