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Monday roundup: Career path of a pedophile, planning board under scrutiny, legal mess at Envy

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Local business, Politics and government, Public records, Public safety Updated: September 10, 2012 - 9:39 AM

William Jacobs, the pedophile no one stopped: Newly-released investigative records reveal years of missed opportunities to stop a serial child molester. (Abby Simons) Read documents from the Hennepin Sheriff's investigative file here.

Envy owners mired in legal mess: James and Susan Beamon face lawsuit, tax-fraud allegations following the troubled nightclub's closing. (Maya Rao)

Planning board's conflicts prompt ethics review: In recent months, members of the Minneapolis Planning Commission have increasingly sat out votes on development proposals because they're somehow involved in the projects. On one recent occasion, a member left the dais and testified before her colleagues. (Eric Roper)

Cemetery news:
Could unearthed Ft. Snelling grave be linked to 1980s criminal? (Kevin Duchschere)
Honoring the humble, unheralded at the Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery (Mary Abbe)

Road work ahead on Portland and Park: Expect delays as the streets get shaved, repaved and restriped to improve cyclist safety. (Steve Brandt)

 

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