There are so many troubling aspects to this just-released video of a water rescue in flood-devastated Arkansas yesterday. There’s the woman who ignored everything she’s ever been told about driving into standing water, there’s her effort to save her SUV once a reporter jumped into the water to help her, and there’s the TV photographer who didn’t do anything to help, probably because it would’ve meant sacrificing a great piece of video. That is, after all, what he/she is paid to do.
Meanwhile, much farther north, residents of three South Dakota cities have been urged to evacuate because of the flood threat from the Missouri River.
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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