We had some good discussion here not long ago about the value of editor blogs versus the tendentious replies and extraneous comments they often evoke. All true, all worth pondering. But while there's plenty of that evident here, it's hard not to see the back-and-forth over Ander's blog about their dust-up with the Minnesota AG as a valueable contribution to that debate. In the old days, the paper likely would have said nothing in response to the AG's blast, or might have issued a short statement and let it go. The blog's more robust discussion is going to help the Strib, I think. You can read the post and extensive comments here.