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Judge orders part of Minneapolis-based Northern Metal Recycling shut down

Plus: video fly-through of new U athletics village; Minneapolis Fed president shocked by lack of understanding around black unemployment; U prof Painter on Clinton Foundation; and more.

Northern Metal Recycling
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Bad ruling for Northern Metal Recycling. KSTP’s Jennie Lissarrague writes: “A judge has ordered a metal shredding and recovery company to shut down part of its plant in North Minneapolis after community members expressed concerns about poor air quality. … Ramsey County District Court Judge John Guthmann on Monday ordered Northern Metal Recycling to shut down the metals recovery plant and an attached rain and snow shed at the North Minneapolis facility by Friday.”

Get a look inside the U’s new sports palace. For the Star Tribune, Jason Gonzalez writes: “The Gophers athletics department unveiled Wednesday morning the most detailed look yet into the new $166 million athletes village with the help of video animation.  … The three flythrough videos go room-to-room showcasing details in the Land O’Lakes Center for Excellence, the Basketball Development Center, and the Football Performance Center and Indoor Practice Facility.”

He’s in a prime location to study it, unfortunately. Market Watch’s Greg Robb writes:Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said Wednesday he was ‘shocked’ that the persistently higher national black unemployment rate relative to the rate for whites was not better understood. … ‘There is a really troubling statistic in the U.S. economy where black unemployment is almost always twice white unemployment,’ Kashkari said in a conversation at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation charity in St. Paul.”

U prof and former George W. Bush ethics adviser Richard Painter has a piece in the New York Times on the Clinton Foundation. He writes: “This may be a difficult choice for the Clintons, but the answer is obvious. The family should promise now that if Hillary is elected president, all of the Clinton family members will step down from all positions with the foundation and they will not return. The foundation should continue to go about its business, but the Clintons should do something else. And in the meantime, between now and the election, the foundation should immediately suspend all fund-raising and acceptance of donations, not just foreign donations, as it has already done.”

In other news …

Sure, but as a punishment or a reward? “Michele Bachmann: God picked Trump to be the GOP nominee” [The Hill]

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Taking the “International Airport” thing literally: “In Minnesota, an airport runway spans two countries” [MPR]

Finally! “West River Parkway reopens September 1” [Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board]

Lateral move? “Golden Corral feasts on Old Country Buffet memories” [Star Tribune]

Fun! “A sketchy look at the Minnesota State Fair” [MPR]