Unless something blindsides us in the next day, we already have the person of the week for this week.
In Pittsburgh, a shoeshine man — Albert Lexie — has been working in a hospital for children and usually gets tipped a dollar or two. It adds up, especially since he donates the money — about $200,000 so far — to the families of sick kids.
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.