Today’s must-read comes from the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, which profiles high-schooler Jake Lindamood. His mother has waged and lost a lifelong battle with
addition addiction, his father, the stability in his son’s life, died of lung cancer, his college fund was drained by his mother, he was sent to foster care under the care of a couple who viewed him as extra money. He was adopted by another family member who moved to South Dakota.
The kid has turned out OK.
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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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