A gunman walked into Iowa high school football coach Ed Thomas’ weightroom today and killed him.
Thomas’ name may ring a bell. He was the subject of several nationwide news stories — including this one on ESPN — about how football helped rebuild Parkersburg, Iowa after it was devastated by a tornado.
About the blogger
Bob Collins was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. 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 lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.