Gunnar Soensteby, shown here at the 2010 Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, died today. He was in the Kompani Linge, which fought against the German occupation in World War II. Soensteby was Norway’s most highly decorated person.
His group was considered the best saboteurs in Europe, led by Max Manus (he died in 1996) along with Soensteby.
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.