Alan Linda has been writing opinion pieces for the Fergus Falls Daily Journal for 30 years.
Or should we say, he HAD BEEN.
The longtime columnist has been fired after his most recent installment of "The Prairie Spy" went viral for all the wrong reasons.
In his article, entitled "Taking notice of the size of people in today's world," Linda described how difficult it had been to ride in an airplane next to an overweight passenger, relaying the anecdote with all the sensitivity of an emergency landing.
The column was filled with quips like: