Monday, November 14, 2016

CELEBRATING THREE HUNDRED POSTS AND MORE TO COME

OFF THE WALL NEWS IS CELEBRATING ITS 300th STORY WITH A LOOK BACK AT HOW WE GOT HERE....

BRIDGEPORT, MN.

Dave Taylor
Founder and Senior Editor/Anchor,  Dave Taylor, 60, of Bridgeport, was tempted to take the day off after contributing to this 300th edition of OFF THE WALL NEWS, but his dedication to finding and reporting news kept him from it. A self proclaimed news-whore, he often sleeps sitting upright, with his laptop velcroed to his lap. Following is a brief history of OTWN submitted by Taylor.

OFF THE WALL NEWS came about in 2012, after purchasing the rights of the young and fledgling news company CHANNEL 1 NEWS. Although CHANNEL 1 NEWS was titillating, I never felt they were committed enough to get down into the slime
to report on things that are sometimes bizarre, disgusting, or unusual. Just short of reporting kinky news, OFF THE WALL NEWS found a niche reporting on stories that were within the realm of being "off the wall".  (For trivia buffs, a contending name for the OFF THE WALL NEWS back then was NEWS FROM LEFT FIELD. I thought readers might think we were a political leaning news organization, so the name was scrapped.)

The first story posted in early March of 2012 was about name changes. OFF THE WALL NEWS made its home in Bridgeport, Minnesota, which had been known as Bridgepark and prior to that it was called Bridgebang. If that wasn't confusing enough, originally the city had been founded with the name of Bridgeport, making the name changes into a complete circle. The city was going through an identity crisis at that time which led the OFF THE WALL NEWS team to settle there.

The one thing that remained constant was the news reporting about news stories not reported anywhere else.  We've reported on Kings and we've reported on Crabs (see our last story) and we've reported on Kings with crabs.  We have set no limits, as our readers have no limits on what they want to know.  We are here 24/7, 365 days a year and would like to hear from you our anonymous readers.  At the end of each story is a place for your comments, which can be posted as an anonymous reader by clicking on Anonymous. I would also like to invite you to go into the OFF THE WALL NEWS archives and read some of the past stories. There's gold in some of them plus there is no charge and never will be.
Lastly, thank you for reading and remember this, we just don't cut through the BS, we have the BS! (Best stories)


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