Understandably, there have been heavy hearts this week on the Northfield campus of Carleton College.
Paxton Harvieux, Michael Goodgame and James Adams were killed last Friday after their SUV slid into the path of a truck. They were on their way to a Frisbee tournament. Two other students were injured in the crash.
The accident has struck the soul of parents everywhere who dread the thought of the late-night call from a police department far away.
That may well be what is behind today’s incredibly touching demonstration of love parents have for their children at Carleton. Today, every mailbox at the school contains a flower, courtesy of the school’s parents and alumni, and some volunteers who worked through the night to make it happen.
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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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