Leave it to MPR’s Nikki Tundel to find the real story in the wake of last week’s tornadoes in rural Minnesota.
It’s a guy picking up barbed wire along a road, a family living in an uninhabitable house because they’re not ready to leave their own beds, it’s people appearing from nowhere to put tarps on the damaged houses of people they don’t know, it’s people recovering from a disaster the only way they know how: starting.
Anybody want to bet against the Zeller family?
Nikki consistently tells great stories, often without saying a word, or — in this case — taking credit.
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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