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Tuesday roundup: 35W and Lake Street, City Pages splits from Backpage, restaurant in hot water

  • Blog Post by: James Eli Shiffer
  • September 25, 2012 - 9:53 AM

Hoping to link 35W, Lake Street: Faced with losing $8.9 million in unspent federal money, the Minneapolis City Council is finally making a decision about how to link Lake Street and Interstate 35W for motorists, transit riders and cyclists. A special council meeting Tuesday comes about a month after federal officials threatened to pull an earmark for the project left over from the days of U.S. Rep. Martin Sabo, the longtime Minneapolis congressman who retired in 2006. (Eric Roper)

City Pages sale splits it away from Backpage sex ad web site: Terms of the deal, which essentially splits their parent company, Village Voice Media (VVM), into two parts, weren't disclosed. "Backpage" will be on its own. (Kristin Tillotson)

New China Wok may lose license after health violations: Twin Garden, Inc., doing business as New China Wok, has amassed $17,100 in unpaid Environmental Health Division citations. The restaurant, registered in 2005 and located at 5033 France Av. S., has been cited for food-code violations since at least 2008. Fines double when violations are not corrected before a subsequent inspection. (Jane Friedmann)

First class in three years of police recruits begins training: The 12 men and one woman -- seven of them people of color -- began preparation Monday and will graduate from the academy in January before moving on to field training. (Paul Walsh)

Teen pleads guilty to beating, killing homeless man (Staff report)

Truck driver sentenced for killing cyclist (Staff report)

Nonprofit gets award for helping sick kids (Jean Hopfensperger)

 

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