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Thursday A.M. Report

United Way executive to lead American Craft Council, Minneapolis school district postpones headquarters vote, and feds increase oversight of Access Bank.

Greater Twin Cities United Way executive to lead American Craft Council: The Greater Twin Cities United Way’s chief operating officer will take over the American Craft Council, which plans to move its headquarters from New York City to Minneapolis this summer. Christopher Amundson will become the Craft Council’s executive director, effective May 10. He takes over from Helene Blieberg, who has been interim executive director since June 2009. Amundson has been the local United Way’s chief operating officer since 2004. Read full story

Minneapolis school district postpones headquarters vote: The Minneapolis Board of Education plans to take another two weeks to decide if and where it will move its district headquarters. After more than a year of searching and narrowing its choices, the district has decided to postpone its decision until a meeting April 27. Read full story

Feds increase oversight of Access Bank: The Federal Reserve said it has increased oversight of the holding company for Champlin-based Access Bank, which has already been operating under tighter controls from another regulator. The written agreement involves Access Bancshares Inc. and requires the company to seek prior approval from the Fed before paying dividends, increasing debt or redeeming stock. Read full story