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Brooklyn Park pursuing pro soccer stadium

MinnPost photo by Peter Callaghan

Out of nowhere, Brooklyn Park runs onto the pitch. The Star Tribune’s Shannon Prather gives the play by play: “ Brooklyn Park is courting Major League Soccer. … City Council members said Monday that they’ll approach the Minnesota United team to explore building a Major League Soccer stadium along Hwy. 610 near the Target corporate campus, the proposed light-rail extension and a $90 million luxury apartment project under construction. Brooklyn Park leaders say they have what the team needs: acres of undeveloped farmland, infrastructure and soccer fans. The sixth-largest city in Minnesota is 20 percent foreign-born. … ‘Soccer is an international game, and we are an international city,’ said City Manager Mike Sable.”

From ‘high-end downtown office tower’ to a Walgreen’s in 18 months. MPR’s Curtis Gilbert recaps St. Paul’s uphill battle to full the site formerly occupied by Macy’s: “…in the 18 months the city’s development arm has owned the abandoned department store, St. Paul has repeatedly scaled back its ambitions. Internal documents show builders panned the tower idea. Target deemed the location unprofitable, and a developer city officials were courting has cooled on the project. … Port Authority officials are trying now to salvage a plan to renovate the existing structure. The $30 million proposal presented to Frauenshuh Health Care Real Estate Solutions in February included an expanded Walgreens store, a Minnesota Wild practice rink, a fitness center and medical office space.”

Sen. Klobuchar is heading to Iowa… to stump for Hillary Clinton. The AP (via WCCO) reports: “Klobuchar’s Friday swing in eastern Iowa includes events in Davenport and Clinton. An itinerary released Wednesday says Klobuchar will meet with Iowa women at a Clinton campaign headquarters and then speak a Democratic dinner.”

In addition to its shiny Dublin headquarters, Medtronic got something else out of its purchase of Covidien: a major product recall. The Star Tribune’s Joe Carlson reports, “Medtronic PLC is voluntarily recalling 70,000 tracheostomy tubes for children and babies following reports that some patients had difficulty breathing while using them. … Hundreds of adverse events involving the Covidien Shiley tube have been reported to regulators since 2012, when the device was altered to give it a wider angle. Switching back to models predating the design change seemed to address the young patients’ issues, according to a statement Tuesday from Minnesota-run Medtronic.”

In other news…

Minnesota Supreme Court reinstates priest’s sex misconduct conviction [AP via KTTC]

Scam alert: “Minneapolis FBI Warns Businesses of ‘Rapidly-Evolving’ Fraud Threat” [KSTP]

Craft beer battle between Duluth and St. Paul. Which, if you think about it, is just what Minneapolis wants. [MPR’s NewsCut]

Your daily Walker: Wisconsin Republicans not nearly as interested in Scott Walker’s presidential campaign as Scott Walker is. [New York Times]

Credit to the wordsmiths at the DNR for naming their drunken boating crackdown “Operation Dry Water.” [WCCO]

Pour one out for one of the Twin Cities’ finest beer shops: “Four Firkins Closing” [Secrets of the City]

Backyard concerts in St. Paul. [Pioneer Press]

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 06/24/2015 - 06:47 pm.

    Is Sen. K Positioning herself for

    VP or AG?

  2. Submitted by Aquan Johnson on 07/07/2015 - 01:19 pm.


    It is good to know that a Major League Soccer stadium is being built along Hwy. For an international game, this international city is the most suitable place to form a major league location. Till now, major league stadiums were found in suburbs and in other parts of the nation, having this one will be a great achievement.

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