Recommended reading for a Saturday morning: John Millea of the Star Tribune wrote a piece today about last night’s New Prague boys’ basketball game against Shakopee. It was the first game for the kids since the death of their coach, Jeff Gravon, who died of cancer. It deserved a more prominent spot than the editors gave it (A stupid feud between some neighbors was somehow judged to be front-page material). Kids can surprise you when you only expect them to act like kids.
Here’s an article from last year on Coach Gravon.
His funeral is being held today.
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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 several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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