What's making news in Minneapolis, today and over the weekend:

Mom says slain 3-year-old can't rest in peace: Terrell Mayes Jr.'s mother says she won't rest, either, until his killer is caught. But the head of homicide calls the killing of the boy by a stray bullet that came through the wall of his house  "the toughest case and the toughest kind of case." (Matt McKinney)

Target Corp.'s stadium champion pushes his case: Property development VP John Griffith has been involved in developing plans for a revitalized downtown Minneapolis. The city is at the heart of his job. Griffith has proven to be a mix of cheerleader, taskmaster and agile strategist with a Fortune 500 flair. (Janet Moore and Eric Roper) Meanwhile, the stadium plan has been revived at the Capitol with a personal visit from NFL honchos. (Mike Kaszuba and Jim Ragsdale) Another behind-the-scenes stadium negotiator, Rybak aide Jeremy Hanson Willis, got a preliminary nod to take over the city's planning and development agency. (Maya Rao and Eric Roper)

Jet with Southwest High students lands after emergency: Delta Airlines said the MD-88 jetliner "landed without incident" after the pilot smelled smoke inside the aircraft. Delta spokesman Eric Torbenson said it was unknown what caused the smoke problem. (Héron Márquez)

City high schools to shift to public transit: Citing increased flexibility, Minneapolis plans to switch high schoolers from school buses to public transit over the next two years. (Steve Brandt)

Planners hope to marry 35W, Lake Street: $160 million project would address access problems to commercial corridor, interstate. (Eric Roper)

Man says city cops beat him during raid: Raejuan Telford was admitted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale on Thursday, a couple of hours after SWAT officers searched the home he shares with his mother and younger brother for guns and other items. The incident is under investigation by the department's internal affairs unit. (Randy Furst and Nicole Norfleet)

Straw improves Powderhorn Lake: Annual treatments with barley straw are helping clean up Powderhorn Lake, a landlocked pond in south Minneapolis that's been plagued by the pea-soup hue of rampant algae growth. (Steve Brandt)