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U suspends frat over multiple violations

Plus: Emerald Ash Borer found in northern Minnesota; mud run organizer sued by attorney general; Famous Dave returns to Famous Dave’s; and more.

What, they’re suspending frats for this stuff now? WCCO reports, “ The University of Minnesota suspended a fraternity for over a year due to multiple student conduct code violations. … According to the university, the Minnesota chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was suspended after a complaint was leveled against the fraternity in March 2015. The nature of the complaint includes harm to person, disorderly conduct, illegal or unauthorized possession or use of drugs or alcohol, providing alcohol to minors, thefts or property damage or vandalism, and hazing.”

Well Minnesota, it was a good run while it lasted. Bad news from John Myers in the Duluth News Tribune: “Emerald ash borer, the invasive insect that threatens million of acres of Minnesota ash forest and tens of thousands of boulevard trees, has been confirmed in Duluth for the first time. … The invasive beetles were found in the larval stage in 35 ash trees on Park Point. … It’s the first confirmed Minnesota infestation of the emerald ash borer north of the Twin Cities area, but was not unexpected, with the critter already devastating ash trees in Superior for at least the past two years.”

Mud run organizer accused of playing dirty. The Star Tribune’s Jennifer Bjorhus reports, “Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing the man who organized the “LoziLu” mud races as fundraisers to fight cancer, saying he’s violated multiple charity and consumer protection laws. … Frederick Bradley Kellogg, who also goes by Brad Peters, LoziLu Women’s Mud Run and Fresh New Taste LLC are named as defendants in the complaint, filed Friday in Sherburne County District Court.”

Famous Dave is bringing the Famous Dave back to Famous Dave’s. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Jim Hammerand has the story: “‘Famous’ Dave Anderson has returned to the Minnetonka-based barbecue restaurant chain he founded.… He resigned as company spokesman last year, and tried to ditch his ‘Famous’ name for ‘America’s Rib King’ instead. … ‘It was a difficult decision when I left the company, but at the time, my vision did not align with the direction that was being taken by the previous management team,’ Anderson said in a news release. ‘I am excited to be Famous Dave again and back at the company in an expanded role focused on re-energizing our guest’s experience by serving the highest quality authentic barbecue with world class hospitality.’ ”

In other news…

This probably dooms them: “Dunkin’ Donuts makes it clear: ‘eastern Minneapolis’ means St. Paul” [Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

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Creepy neighbor of the year: “Charges: Neighbor sent letter to ‘taste’ ‘delicious’ kids” [KARE]

The Minneapolis skyscrapers that never were. [Star Tribune]

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