When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, there’s not a lot individuals can do. We’re powerless in that fact. So, as in other times of tragedy, we light a candle, write a note, or leave some flowers. Reminding us and others that we’re connected in this world of anonymity is about all we can do.
So we raise a cup of lemonade to Fil Sans of Inver Grove Heights, who set up a stand and sold lemonade, freezes and rainbow loom bracelets on the sidewalk over the weekend, KSTP reports. She was raising money for the family of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick, who was shot to death last week.
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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