Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in our community. This is a tragic disaster, one that’s almost hard to believe. Major bridges just don’t fall down. Everyone in our family is safe, for which we are thankful. But many people in our community are suffering, for which we are deeply sorry.

The transportation system in the Twin Cities has been woefully under funded. I hope this wakes up those who have some control over how our money is spent because we rely on the transportation infrastructure for safety and as a significant factor in our economy. The critical nature of this bridge to this community cannot be overstated. We were already severely hampered by the highways, and now this will make matters so much worse.

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