Not all Minnesota stories are amusing tales of fishing and potlucks. Matt was one of the first photographers on the scene of the 35W bridge collapse in August of 2007. His experience that day has given him a new perspective on the role of photojournalism.

At TPT, we’re interested in all Minnesota stories. We’re on the hunt for stories that will make us smile, make us wonder, make us question and celebrate what it means to be a Minnesotan. Maybe it’s the one about the time a bear followed you while mountain biking in the Boundary Waters, setting your heart on fire with fear. Maybe you immigrated to Minnesota and have a story about the first time you woke up in this foreign land.

If you’ve got a story, we want to hear it. We’re looking for short stories – say, 2 to 6 minutes – that take place in Minnesota (or Minnesota should play an important role). So please send us an email at [email protected] or call us at 651-229-1109. If we like your story, you just might get to tell it on camera!

Watch other My MN Story shorts here.