Minneapolis transacted with Ryan Cos. for the proverbial keys to the Downtown East Commons, which is expected to be partly complete in less than a month in its home near U.S. Bank Stadium. The "Great Lawn" is sodded, trees are being planted and lighting soon will be installed at the nearly two-block park bisected by Portland Avenue in an area once dominated by the Star Tribune's headquarters.
John Griffith, who left Target in 2014 as its executive vice president of property development, will lead global humanitarian operations for Minneapolis-based ARC. He will direct more than 1,600 people in 11 countries, notably Syria, Congo, Pakistan and Somalia.
A week after running alongside his fiancée in Grandma's Marathon, helping her finish her first 26.2-mile race, the 27-year-old elite runner collapsed on an evening run near his Minneapolis home and died.