Willmar notebook: From joy to sorrow in Boston
It was the best of times and the worst of times.
Patriot’s Day, a Boston holiday, flipped upside down 10 minutes before three o’clock on Monday afternoon.
Slightly fewer than 500 Minnesotans had signed up for the 117th Boston Marathon. Over 28, 500 entrants set off in one of three waves from 10-10:40 a.m. from the country southwest of the city 26.2 miles from the finish on Boylston Street.
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