Summit reopens in front of governor’s residence as protest clears

Protesters and memorials to Philando Castile in front of the governor's residence on Sunday.

Summit’s back open. The Star Tribune’s Paul Walsh reports: “Under police orders, protesters Monday morning moved off the road outside the governor’s residence, where they have been camped out since the fatal shooting nearly two weeks ago of Philando Castile by a police officer. … As police officers stood by on Summit Avenue in St. Paul, activists cleaned up their encampment and allowed traffic to resume on the long east-west thoroughfare. The activists were compliant, and no arrests were necessary, police spokesman Steve Linders said.”

Get all your bread baking done before Wednesday. WCCO warns: “Enjoy the sun and average temperatures as we start the week, because it’s going to get hot. … Dangerously hot. It could be so hot that parts of Minnesota could see 100-degree temperatures later this week and it will feel even hotter. … Most of central, western and southern Minnesota will be under an Excessive Heat Watch from Wednesday through Friday. High temperatures during that time are expected to be in the upper 90s, and with it comes high humidity levels so it will feel sticky on top of the heat.”

What’s a prince without vast landholdings, after all? For the Current, Jay Gabler reports on Prince’s real estate portfolio: “Last summer, the Minneapolis house that appeared in Purple Rain as the home where Prince’s character ‘the Kid’ lived went up for sale. Who bought it? Prince himself, it turns out. … Hennepin County property records list the owner of the 1913 house as NPG Music Publishing — one of Prince’s companies, now in care of the Bremer Trust. … It’s far from the only Minnesota property Prince owned. Public records reveal several more properties owned by Prince’s companies in the Twin Cities metro area. During his life, Prince also owned houses — later sold — in locations including Los Angeles and Spain.”

Well, this comes as a surprise. The Star Tribune’s Phil Miller reports: A Twins season in which nothing has gone as planned has now claimed the job of its chief planner. … Terry Ryan, who retook the reins as Twins general manager while the team floundered more than four years ago, was relieved of his duties Monday, the team announced in a news release. … Ryan, 62, will be replaced on an interim basis by assistant GM Rob Antony, the team announced.”

In other news…

A beneficiary of the brewery boom you might not have considered: For Ecolab, supplying small brewers pays off big” [Star Tribune]

For our NPR-listening readers: “NPR’s Renee Montagne to step down as host of ‘Morning Edition’ ” [MPR]

More like Ichi-GONE: “Ichiban Japanese Steak House in downtown Minneapolis closing this month” [City Pages]

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