They unified, delighted and inspired us. Some were groundbreaking. One made mornings sweeter and crunchier. Another inspired lyrics. Through art and advocacy, sidewalk cafes and civil rights, they brought people together. Not all were the most important or powerful Minnesotans we lost this year, but in a conspicuously divided nation, many stood out as unifiers. Our lives are better because they lived here. Our Northern Lights for 2018.