J. Patrick Coolican is Editor-in-Chief of Minnesota Reformer. Previously, he was a Capitol reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for five years, after a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and time at the Las Vegas Sun, Seattle Times and a few other stops along the way. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and toddler son.
They slaughtered animals for us — practically shoulder to shoulder during a pandemic — so we could be carnivores. They cared for the elderly and then watched one after another of their patients succumb to the virus. They stocked the shelves of grocery stores and brought the food to our cars. They kept Amazon warehouses […]