Last week, the Confederate Air Force’s B-25 and three P-51s were lined up on the ramp at South St. Paul’s Fleming Field, when the B-17 made a thrilling high-speed low-pass tribute, just feet above the runway, before rising quickly and lumbering off for Chicago.
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 the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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