Monday roundup: Bumps in school bus switch, survivors recount horror, Day of Dignity

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  • October 8, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Students' bus switchover has a few bumps: High school students' move to Metro Transit routes keeps city and school officials busy making adjustments. (Steve Brandt)

Survivors describe escaping a killer at the workplace: Interviews with survivors of the state's worst workplace shooting in memory were made public Friday by Minneapolis police. Accent workers described the minutes filled with terror and bloodshed at the Bryn Mawr sign factory on the afternoon of Sept. 27. Some watched as Engeldinger calmly walked or jogged by them, wordlessly shooting employees while sparing others. (Randy Furst)

Fifth District rival makes race an issue: In Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District, Republican candidate Chris Fields wants to make this fall's election a referendum on race. Fields is black. So is his opponent, Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, who is seeking a fourth term. (Corey Mitchell)

Longtime fan will design Vikings' new $975 million stadium (Richard Meryhew)

Day of Dignity for the North Side: A north Minneapolis mosque and Islamic Relief USA played host to hundreds of neighborhood residents and homeless guests. (Jim Adams)

Modern icons on display at Basilica: Towering icons of Jesus and the Virgin Mary painted on wood are part of the biggest art exhibit the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis has ever hosted. (Rose French)

Immigration activist arrested in city for driving with invalid license: New York journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested Friday by the Minnesota State Patrol for driving with an invalid driver's license. (Kelly Smith)

Not in my city: In an opinion piece, Council Member Don Samuels recounts what happened when he admonished a man for urinating in public.

Jon Tevlin: Blong Yang hopes to diversity Hennepin County board:  Yang faces a longtime senator and the DFL-endorsed candidate, Linda Higgins, who has the name recognition, the party backing and the money. But Yang has already surprised plenty of people by coming in second in the primary through hustle and by getting out the small but loyal Hmong vote in the Second District.


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