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Chris Steller, editor of the Patch site in Fridley, Minn., sent Arianna Huffington an email asking if she’d blog for his site. She responded — positively — in eleven minutes. “I couldn’t refuse,” Huffington tells Erik Wemple. “It’s that kind of go-getter motivation that makes our Patch editors so good at their jobs.” Her post welcoming new bloggers to Patch was picked up by 250 Patches around the country. || Mathew Ingram: Can Patch become the Huffington Post of local news? || David Rotenstein: Brouhaha over livestock story makes you wonder: is Patch is too hyperlocal.