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

Thursday roundup: Police training scandal, stadium steams ahead, medical complex expands

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Local business, People and neighborhoods, Politics and government, Public safety Updated: May 10, 2012 - 11:08 AM

What's making news in Minneapolis:

Trooper put on leave, Hutchinson officer investigated as probe of drug-training widens: The response comes a week after Occupy Minneapolis activists released a documentary video alleging that officers routinely offered people drugs as part of a program that trains officers to recognize drug use. State officials initially said they found no evidence of misconduct. (Eric Roper and Matt McKinney)

Stadium bill nullifies key section of city charter: After the state House's wee hours passage of the stadium bill, the Senate is taking it up this morning. Minneapolis voters, however, won't have a chance to say yea or nay to the deal, because a provision in the bill overrides that requirement (Eric Roper)

U, Fairview to build $182 million clinic near campus: The facility is key to the U keeping medical school accreditation. For Fairview, the project promises market share growth in a hot area: day surgeries and outpatient specialty clinics. (Tony Kennedy)

Nurse stole pain pills to fund down payment on condo: Bert A. Sieler, 41, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis to one year in prison after pleading guilty to obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. He worked at the Vounteers of America assisted living facility in Minneapolis. (Paul Walsh)

Owner of Hi-Lake Liquors admits concealing nearly $500K in income (Paul Walsh)

Obituary: WCCO fixture Clayton Kaufman was force in state: Kaufman, a North Side native, worked at WCCO radio from 1951 to 1990, starting as a replacement for journalist Harry Reasoner. When he was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2007, organizers credited him with playing "a key role in making WCCO one of the most successful broadcast operations in the nation." (Jean Hopfensperger)

Minneapolis headlines from the Twin Cities Daily Planet:

"Neighborland" project uses billboards to invite conversation about Twin Cities neighborhoods

Wellstone Bike Club empowers East African women in Minneapolis through cycling

 

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