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Friday roundup: Stadium development, hit and run, libel suit

Posted by: under Local business, People and neighborhoods, Politics and government, Public records, Public safety, Urban living Updated: June 29, 2012 - 9:44 AM

Downtown Minneapolis neighbors don’t want a Dome II: City and stadium officials met with neighbors Thursday and agreed that they want to make sure the construction of the new stadium will encourage development in the area. The Metrodome never spurred much development in the area surrounding it since it was built in 1982. (JANET MOORE)

Man suffers broken legs when struck by hit-run driver in Mpls.: A local barista was opening his car’s door when he was “struck and tossed” by a passing car. His girlfriend said it could be three months before he can walk again. (NICOLE NORFLEET)

Fugitive Minneapolis dentist, candidate alleges libel: Jack Shepard, who fled to Italy while facing felony arson charges, is suing the Huffington Post over a headline that labels him an arsonist. He currently is running for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. (DAN BROWNING)

Woman’s death in Mpls. parking ramp a suicide: The fatal stabbing of a woman in a downtown parking ramp has been ruled a suicide. (NICOLE NORFLEET)

No arrests in Nizzel’s killing; services are set: Police had not made any arrests in the slaying of a 5-year-old boy as of Thursday. A memorial has been scheduled for him for 3 p.m. Saturday. (MATT MCKINNEY)

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