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Tuesday roundup: Timeline of a massacre, data breaches by cops, shredder permit advances

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Local business, Parks and recreation, People and neighborhoods, Politics and government, Public safety Updated: October 2, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Accent Signage Systems shooting -- First victims fought for their lives: The effort of Rami Cooks and John Souter to stop the massacre was one of many details released Monday in a four-page Minneapolis police report of what took place last Thursday, when Engeldinger used a 9mm Glock handgun to kill Cooks and four others and injure three more employees, including Souter. Engeldinger then committed suicide. (Matt McKinney) Police also provided FAQs on the case.

Revised North Side shredder permit advances: The state is poised to issue a revised air pollution permit for a metal shredder on the north Minneapolis riverfront, despite objections from area lawmakers and others who want further environmental studies. (Steve Brandt)

Ex-cop names names in suit over records access: Anne Rasmusson is suing at least 16 cities and counties and more than 140 police officers who she says illegally accessed her information in a state drivers license and vehicle registration database as many as 550 times. She filed a federal suit in March, and sought to amend the complaint on Friday with an 88-page filing that lists every officer involved. (Eric Roper)

Minnesota Orchestra cancels concerts, no talks scheduled: Hours after the Minnesota Orchestra locked out musicians over cost-cutting demands, both sides were resolute. (Graydon Royce)

Residents, officials doubt MSP airport expansion plan: A major expansion planned for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport drew objections Monday night from homeowners and city officials who worry that it would increase airplane noise in places that already experience plenty of it. (Pat Doyle)

Hiawatha Academies - reaching for success: Big goals and high expectations are the recipe for success at Hiawatha Academies, a Minneapolis school founded in 2007 that has emerged as an example of what can go right with charter schools. (Steve Brandt)

Obama speeds review for Southwest light rail line: Funding for the line, set to open in 2018, is still not guaranteed. (Pat Doyle)

Terror trial arguments begin in federal court Tuesday: Prosecutors and defense attorneys have painted starkly different portraits of Mahamud Said Omar, who is the third Minnesotan to stand trial for aiding terrorists in Somalia. (Dan Browning)

Boy, 4, dies after being run over near Stewart Park (Paul Walsh)

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