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Friday roundup: Fighting crime in clubland, IDS Center for sale, Metrodome chief's farewell

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Local business, People and neighborhoods, Politics and government, Public safety Updated: July 20, 2012 - 11:44 AM

Club restrictions aim to stop street mayhem: The Sunday night parties are over for teenagers in downtown Minneapolis, city leaders announced Thursday, one tactic in a multifaceted strike against late-night street violence in clubland. The City Council is meeting this morning to get the details on new restrictions on nightspots. (Eric Roper)

IDS Center back on the market: The IDS Center on Nicollet Mall is being marketed at a time when at least two other skyscrapers in the city's central business district are on the block. (Janet Moore and Susan Feyder)

Reassigned cop seeks $640K from city: In the fourth day of a civil trial in Hennepin County District Court, Lt. Andrew Smith said he is seeking $250,000 for harm to his reputation and $390,000 in overtime pay that he will not get over the next 12 years because he is no longer on the task force. (Randy Furst)

Longtime Metrodome chief leaves: Bill Lester, on the job for 25 years, is "happy to take a step back." (Richard Meryhew and Paul Walsh)

Files, gag order sought in Sgt. David Clifford assault case: At a court hearing Thursday, more than 50 people turned out in support of Minneapolis police Sgt. David Clifford, who is charged with assault in an off-duty incident last month at a bar in Andover. (David Chanen)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts ends the year in the black: The museum balanced its $25 million budget for the fiscal year that ended June 30. At 456,000 visitors, attendance was down slightly from the previous year's 471,000. (Mary Abbe)

Car speeds off 35W into downtown and crashes, killing driver (Paul Walsh)

South Side shooting victim identified as Jamary Hearn (Nicole Norfleet)

Temp-agency owner gets prison for skimming (Paul Walsh)

Obituary: Tom Davis, Al Franken's Saturday Night Live sidekick and a Minneapolis native (Jon Bream)

 

 

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