Ruth Anderson has died at 112, the Marshall Independent reports this afternoon. She was the oldest person in Minnesota. She’s been profiled many times over the last few years, partly because of her love of Scrabble, the last game of which she reportedly played on Thursday.
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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