I know this will blow out the format of the space, but I wanted to be sure these images from Thursday’s fire in Minneapolis didn’t scroll off our front page. And you can find Brandt Williams’ story on the fire here.
Nobody died in the blaze, but there was a noticeable sense of loss among people I followed on Twitter today. Some restaurants and shops occupy a larger space in our hearts than I had imagined. Of course, I live in Woodbury. It’s hard to imagine anyone weeping for the loss of an Applebee’s or Chili’s.
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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