Earlier this week I wrote about the use of social media — in this case, Facebook — to try to find Will Norton, who was ripped out of his seat belts and sucked out the sunroof of a car in which he was riding when the Joplin tornado struck.
More than 50,000 people followed the family’s search on the Help Find Will Norton page. Initially, it was reported he survived and had sought medical treatment, but the family couldn’t find him.
Now, they have:
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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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