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Thursday roundup: Workplace death toll rises, case closed on Bible club, Minnesota mujahadeen on video,

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Local business, People and neighborhoods, Politics and government, Public safety Updated: October 11, 2012 - 10:09 AM

Death toll grows to six in sign factory rampage:  Accent Signage Systems' production manager, Eric B. Rivers "passed away peacefully last night," his family said in a statement released by Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). His death adds to what was already the worst workplace massacre in modern Minnesota, if not the worst ever. (Paul Walsh and Nicole Norfleet)

Jurors watch Somali war recruitment videos: His face masked by a checkered scarf, the figure in the video seen in a federal courtroom Wednesday ran through the woods, crawled on his belly under barbed wire, trained in martial arts and fired an assault rifle. He faced the camera and issued a call to arms to young Muslims living in the West."That's me," said Kamal Said Hassan, a star prosecution witness in the trial of a Minneapolis man accused of helping send more than 20 Minnesota men to fight with terrorists in their native Somalia. (Allie Shah and Dan Browning) Watch the videos, complete with music, here.

Bible-club ruling to cost district $100K: The Minneapolis school district will abide by a federal appeals court ruling that the district cannot exclude a Bible-oriented club from its after-school activities program. (Steve Brandt)

Showing off "lighter-rail" cars: New energy-efficient light-rail cars were unveiled Wednesday, a preview of the ones that will run on the Central Corridor line when it opens in 2014 between St. Paul and Minneapolis. (Pat Doyle)

Arrest made in hit-and-run of barista: A U of M student from Wisconsin faces criminal vehicular operation charges in the June 27 incident at Lyndale and 24th. (Nicole Norfleet)

A new start for the city's "Ellis Island" (James Eli Shiffer)

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