It was more than 100 degrees on the route from Phoenix to Prescott. People lined overpasses. The widow and family of a police officer, killed a few months ago, stood along Carefree Highway. An honor guard has stayed with the caskets since Monday.
“They are never left alone — not even for a second,” said one of the guard. “They always have someone present with them.”
Bob Collins was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. 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 lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.