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Monday roundup: Killer's parents speak out, driver's data breaches, speedskater remembered

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Local business, Parks and recreation, People and neighborhoods, Politics and government, Public safety Updated: October 15, 2012 - 11:38 AM

Parents say killer fell into world of delusion (with video): Andrew Engeldinger's parents saw signs of schizophrenia and they reached out time and again to try to get him help. But he cut off contact with them in the years before he murdered five people at his workplace, Accent Signage Systems. (Larry Oakes)

Misuse of driver's license records happens statewide: The misdemeanor criminal charges against two Minneapolis inspection employees for snooping into drivers' records is part of a pattern of data breaches committed thousands of times by public employees across the state. (Eric Roper)

Somali-Americans begin making mark on local politics: They are registering to vote, volunteering for campaigns, running for office and even forming a basic building block in U.S. politics -- their own political action committee. (Allie Shah)

Obituary: Legendary speedskater Ken Bartholomew: He trained on a horse-groomed oval at Powderhorn Park and won an Olympic silver in 1948. (Pat Reusse)

Southwest light rail benefits outweigh issues, study says: Noise from future Southwest Corridor light-rail trains is likely to be "severe" for hundreds of homeowners, but the benefits of transit ridership outweigh environmental problems, concludes a report released Friday. (Pat Doyle)

A house with a pedigree: A Harry Wild Jones-designed Colonial Revival in south Minneapolis boasts a central location and drool-worthy architectural features. You can have it for ... $995,000. (Lynn Underwood)

Plymouth Avenue, Lyndale Avenue bridges scheduled to reopen today (Paul Walsh) 

Police: Drunken driver says she didn't see 6 people she hit near U (Paul Walsh)

Locked up for 7 years for robbing bnaks, Minneapolis man charged in new holdup spree (Paul Walsh)

 

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