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Edina rapidly adding more housing

Every Day I Need Apartments. The Star Tribune’s David Peterson writes: “The fully built-out suburb of Edina is managing to find stray corners in which to pack an extraordinary number of new living units. … And its success suggests a new wave of urbanized suburbia could be on the way. … The west-metro suburb, which for decades averaged just a trickle of new homes annually and a stagnant population, last year recorded a stunning 1,174 building permits for new living units, according to a data set released this week by the Metropolitan Council.”

Double-down alert. At his Medium site, Michael Brodkorb reports: “Michelle MacDonald, the controversial Republican endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2014, has been recommended by the Republican Party of Minnesota Judicial Elections Committee to be endorsed again by the Republican Party of Minnesota for the Minnesota Supreme Court. … MacDonald was endorsed by Republicans in 2014 to run against Justice David Lillehaug for a seat on the Minnesota Supreme Court. After MacDonald was endorsed, news broke that she was facing criminal charges for suspicion of drunken driving and resisting arrest.”

Uh … progress? The Pioneer Press’ Christopher Magan reports: “Minnesota hunters will have more fashion choices and still be able to use lead ammunition on many public lands if two bills approved Wednesday by the House become law. … Lawmakers backed blaze pink as an alternative to the blaze orange safety color hunters now wear. They also voted to stop the state Department of Natural Resources from banning the use of lead ammo in select wildlife management areas.”

Interesting that a recycler would be a major polluter. KSTP’s Joe Augustine reports: “The state is taking rare legal steps to shut down a recycling company accused of polluting the air in North Minneapolis. … The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that it is in the process of revoking the air quality permit for Northern Metal Recycling. The MPCA also filed for a temporary injunction Thursday in Ramsey County Court that would force the company to immediately halt its metal shredding operations. … The MPCA believes the company may have provided misleading information while obtaining its air quality permit in 2012 and has repeatedly violated state air quality standards since 2014.”

In other news…

Good job everyone: “Minnesota sees April job surge; jobless rate stays at 3.8 percent” [MPR]

Somehow fails to mention the scrappy nonprofit keepin’ ’em on their toes: “Looking for a sustainable business model for a regional newspaper? Start at the Minneapolis Star Tribune” [Poynter]

Attention twins: “Database launched to gather, study DNA from Midwestern twins” [AP]

The Glean

Not really related to the story, but man sturgeon are ugly: “Northern Minn.’s St. Louis River comes back to life, but it’s still not in the clear” [MPR]

Congrats! “Alexis Bledel, Vincent Kartheiser Are Parents — Have Been for a While Now, Actually” [New York Magazine]

Yet more praise for MN Opera’s “The Shining”: “The Singing: Behind the scenes as one of America’s most innovative opera companies adapts a Stephen King (and Stanley Kubrick) classic.” [Slate]

Cute! “St. Paul Saints honor Prince with ’16 mascot: Little Red Porkette” [Pioneer Press]

Lookin’ good, Mill City: “Drone footage set to Atmosphere is a very Minneapolis video [VIDEO]” [City Pages]

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