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Monday roundup: Reimnitz on school board, Viking seat licenses, a satirical tattoo?

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Local business, People and neighborhoods, Politics and government, Public safety Updated: November 12, 2012 - 10:28 AM

Reimnitz win caps improbable school board race: Upstart candidate Josh Reimnitz won all three of the precincts where defectively printed ballots were counted by hand, posting 51 percent of the overall vote. (Steve Brandt)

Tattoo of cop was satire, suspect's family says: Family members of a man charged with a felony for posting a graphic tattoo directed at a Minneapolis police officer on Facebook said Friday that he was merely expressing frustration about the officer, and they questioned why the officer was involved in the man's arrest. (Abby Simons)

Vikings fans may face seat licenses to help pay for stadium: Faced with the need to make a nearly half-billion dollar contribution to build their new downtown football stadium, the Minnesota Vikings may tap their most loyal fans to help foot the bill. (Richard Meryhew)

Cities at odds at freight train reroute for Southwest LRT: Light-rail trains won't be clamoring through Minneapolis and the southwest suburbs for several years, but Minneapolis and St. Louis Park are already sparring about where noisy, heavy freight traffic will end up. (Kelly Smith)

Hennepin and 8th goes from Shinders to Shea: The nationally known marketing and design firm will have offices on the second floor. A new restaurant called Union will open on the first floor, lower level and rooftop deck. (Janet Moore)

18-year-old charged in death of man found in burning house (Nicole Norfleet)

Man found shot to death in alley is identified as Michael Dwon Hayden of Chicago (Nicole Norfleet)

Charges: Toddler might never walk again after abuse from mom's boyfriend (Paul Walsh)


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