Like pretty much everyone else, we are stunned by what happened at the Boston Marathon today. Reports from Boston police say there are two dead and more than 20 injured in a pair of blasts near the finish line. This impacts countless lives, and the story is sure to continue developing over the next several hours and even days. For now, here are a few local folks we know -- and who have tweeted they are safe. If you are worried about a loved one running the race, this site can at least show race progress.
Olympian Kara Goucher, Duluth native
My heart is broken but my family and I are fine. Please pray for those who aren't.— Kara Goucher (@karagoucher) April 15, 2013
KFAN's Justin Gaard
Thanks everyone. Gal finished 15-20 minutes before explosions. We heard them from Boston Common about 2 blocks away. Now trying to leave.— Justin Gaard (@jgkfan) April 15, 2013
KSTP's Chris Long
texts / calls barely going thru. Cell system jammed. Again, everyone in our group is fine. We were a couple blocks away.— Chris Long (@jclong) April 15, 2013