Martha Sawyer Allen was a formidable and fearless reporter.
She died on April 28, 2018, after a long career covering religion at the Star Tribune, where she helped found the award-winning Faith and Values section.
As part of an occasional series about remarkable Minnesotans who have passed on, MPR News' Cathy Wurzer spoke with her friend and colleague Kay Miller.
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She described Allen as an incredibly smart and compassionate person, whose curiosity took her bird-watching around the world and on aid missions to Africa. She was also a blue-ribbon gardener.
Click on the audio player above to hear their conversation.