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Friday roundup: Progress on bridge work, North Loop apartment boom, Kevin Love's cocktails

  • Blog Post by: James Eli Shiffer
  • February 24, 2012 - 9:59 AM

What's making news in Minneapolis:

Metro Transit to change its color scheme, under pressure: To satisfy suburban officials, Met Council does a makeover on bus, train car designs. (Pat Doyle) Meanwhile, the train still isn't running under the closed Martin Olav Sabo bridge, though progress has been made to shore it up. (Maya Rao)

Hennepin County's Stenglein to take over Downtown Council: Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Stenglein said Friday morning that he will leave the County Board to become CEO and president of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, replacing longtime head Sam Grabarski. (Kevin Duchschere)

Välkommna! King and Queen of Sweden coming in the fall: Royalty will visit Minneapolis and St. Peter in October to celebrate Swedish heritage - and perhaps show off a new grandprincess.(Kim Ode)

North Loop project would add retail, 106 apartments: The downtown Minneapolis apartment boom continues with a new project from Opus Corp., which said Thursday that it plans to build 106 units on top of 12,000 square feet of retail space. (Jim Buchta)

One tall guy who lives and works downtown also drinks downtown: Kevin Love of the Timberwolves knocked back a few with nightlife reporter Tom Horgen and detailed his favorite bars and concoctions, one of them the Grape Ape at the Loon, just down 1st Avenuet from his office.

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