Quentin Goehring of Oakport Township spent all day yesterday sandbagging against a rising Red River. That was a lot to ask of a 75-year-old man. It was too much to ask, as it turned out.
Around 7 last evening, he had a heart attack and died.
Today, the call went out for volunteers to help protect the home where he lived and dozens answered the call. That’s his grandson on the far left of the picture.
“A lot of people were complaining yesterday about having to be out sandbagging,” one volunteer told me. “We’re not complaining now.”
I’ll have more on this later
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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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