What’s making news in Minneapolis, reported by the Star Tribune’s team of city reporters. Send news tips to suzanne.ziegler@startribune.com.

Wednesday roundup: Evangelist sues over Pride, mayor's aide to lead planners, marriage amendment clash at DeLaSalle

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Local business, People and neighborhoods, Politics and government, Public safety Updated: April 4, 2012 - 9:30 AM

What's making news in Minneapolis:

Evangelist sues for more access at Twin Cities Pride festival: Brian Johnson, a Wisconsin taxidermist who wants to distribute Bibles at the 40th Annual Twin Cities Pride festival in June, is suing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board over a plan to restrict him to an area away from the action. (Dan Browning)

Rybak taps top aide to run development agency: The appointment of Jeremy Hanson Willis to run the department of Community Planning and Economic Development is significant, since the agency has a hand in all construction projects within city limits. (Eric Roper)

Jon Tevlin: DeLaSalle kids havea  few words with archdiocese at marriage talk: When DeLaSalle senior Matt Bliss heard rumors that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis planned to hold a mandatory school assembly to talk about marriage, and potentially gay marriage, he remembers thinking, "This is not going to end well." He was right.

City prevails in costly development fight: Attorneys for the City Council member won dismissal of the remaining portion of a lawsuit filed against Council Member Lisa Goodman by developer Brad Hoyt and his development companies. (Steve Brandt)

City will pay $75K to firm investigating bridge failure: An engineering firm is investigating why cable anchors on the Martin Olav Sabo Bridge failed in February, under an agreement approved Tuesday morning by the city’s Transportation and Public Works Committee.(Maya Rao)

Despite unpaid fines, city cuts a check to landlord: With 105 rental properties in some of Minneapolis’ toughest neighborhoods, Steve Meldahl calls himself the city’s biggest landlord. He has harsh words for the city inspectors who repeatedly hit him with fines, which now total more than $72,000. (James Eli Shiffer)

Public safety:

Murder charges signal break in case of teen's killing last fall (Abby Simons)

Ex-city firefighter pleads guilty to selling cocaine (Paul Walsh)

Body found of man who jumped from 35W bridge over Mississippi: (Paul Walsh)

 

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