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Monday roundup: Target Field taxes, more time at crosswalks, downtown bar shooting

Posted by: Eric Roper Updated: June 25, 2012 - 11:20 AM
Roxy Marquis walks with "The Fabulous Ladies of La Femme" on the Gay 90s night club float in Sunday's Pride Parade along Hennepin Ave. (Megan Tan/Star Tribune)

Roxy Marquis walks with "The Fabulous Ladies of La Femme" on the Gay 90s night club float in Sunday's Pride Parade along Hennepin Ave. (Megan Tan/Star Tribune)

Economic punch of Target Field tailing off: The economic impact of Target Field is showing signs of tailing off, and its role in boosting the vitality of downtown Minneapolis remains unclear. (Mike Kaszuba)

URS faulted in projects elsewhere: The global engineering firm that has drawn scrutiny in Minnesota for its role in troubled bridges has also been faulted for the collapse of an elevated expressway in Tampa, Fla., blamed for radioactive leaks at an atomic lab in upstate New York and paid millions in fines and settlements to the federal government. (Maya Rao)

Just in time for boomers, more time at crosswalks: Over the next year traffic lights in Minneapolis will give pedestrians a couple of extra seconds to reach the curb. The same goes for 1,300 state-controlled intersections across Minnesota. And it's all because the federal government decided that people don't walk quite as fast as it once estimated. (Eric Roper)

Mpls. officer shoots gunman after 3 are shot outside downtown bar: Gunfire in downtown Minneapolis just after bar closing early Monday has left four people wounded, with one of them shot by police, authorities said. (Paul Walsh)

Artful negotiation yields dazzling Rembrandt show: With her sorrowing eyes and blood-stained chemise, "Lucretia" has always been one of Rembrandt's most compelling paintings, a longtime star of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' collection and a magnet for art lovers internationally. (Mary Abbe)

Woman's death in parking ramp under investigation: The fatal stabbing of a 45-year-old woman in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp over the weekend does not appear to have been the result of a random attack, police said Sunday. (Asha Anchan)

Man wins last-minute appeal to distribute Bibles at Pride: Buoyed by a last-minute court injunction, a Wisconsin taxidermist who believes that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is sinful passed out Bibles on Sunday at yet another Twin Cities Pride Festival. (Jim Adams)

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