In the incredible sorrow surrounding the funerals for the kids who were killed in the bus crash in Cottonwood, comes a little bit of a lift from Rae Krueger, the reporter for the Marshall Independent.
Krueger tells the story of thousands of cupcakes which showed up to help feed the people who attended the funerals:
“We had no idea where some came from,” said Marilyn Jarcho, the head cook at Lakeview School who helped with the Javens and Stevens funerals at the school. Jarcho also helped with Olson’s funeral at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood on Sunday.
In the big scheme of things, of course, they’re just cupcakes, but sometimes, that’s all we’ve got.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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