Of all the stories that race past — and occasionally into — our ears, few have touched people like the friendship story of Erling Kindem, 89, and his 3-year-old neighbor Emmett Rychner of Farmington, first relayed a few weeks ago by KARE 11’s Boyd Huppert.
Sad times were still ahead. Erling was going into assisted living. And Emmett and his family were moving to Northfield.
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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