It’s beyond sad to even contemplate what would make a young high school couple hold hands and jump to their deaths from the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, but we are forced to do that today with the apparent suicides this morning.
The Star Tribune says Erika Borgstrom, a sophomore from Roberts, and Dakotah Coach, a senior, apparently took their own lives.
On Facebook, Central St. Croix news posted photos of both last week. Both had been missing since Friday. Erika was last seen at Brickhouse Music in River Falls. Dakotah was last seen in his front yard cleaning his trumpet on Friday evening, according to Central St. Croix News.
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.
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