A gunman walked into Iowa high school football coach Ed Thomas’ weightroom today and killed him.
Thomas’ name may ring a bell. He was the subject of several nationwide news stories — including this one on ESPN — about how football helped rebuild Parkersburg, Iowa after it was devastated by a tornado.
About the blogger
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.