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Monday roundup: City and climate change, railgating debuts, musician lockout possible

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Local business, Parks and recreation, Politics and government, Public safety Updated: September 24, 2012 - 10:39 AM

City eyes way to push utilities to be greener: As Minneapolis pushes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a third by 2025, city leaders are debating what role their franchise agreements with utility companies should play. (Maya Rao)

A railgating smorgasbord for Vikings fans: Thirteen food trucks lined up side-by-side along the light-rail tracks near the Metrodome on Sunday morning for what Mayor R.T. Rybak hopes will inspire residents to leave the chip and dip by the couch and head downtown. (Curt Brown)

Orchestra headed toward lockout?: Minnesota Orchestra management and musicians are still worlds apart as they meet with a federal mediator on Monday, six days before the orchestra's union contract expires. (Graydon Royce)

City Pages is sold, splits from sex-ad linked Backpage: The Twin Cities alternative weekly, along with the 12 other weeklies under the VVM umbrella, have been bought out by former VVM managers led by chief operating officer Scott Tobias, who have formed a new Denver-based company called Voice Media Group. (Kristin Tillotson)

Neal St. Anthony: Summit Academy builds opportunities: Minneapolis vocational training center's decadelong commitment to training women and minorities in the construction trades is moving into high gear.

Sabo pedestrian/bike bridge closed for repairs (Jim Adams)

Evander L. Partee was the man fatally stabbed Friday at a north Minneapolis bus shelter (Paul Walsh)

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