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Lake Harriet fox euthanized after biting woman

Plus: Amazon launches Twin Cities restaurant delivery; the architect of the Minnesota underground dance scene; Orange Line gets a bailout; and more.

This is not a photo of the Lake Harriet fox.

Fox news: dead. The Pioneer Press’ Marino Eccher and Jaime Delage report on the vulpine whose brief reign of terror in Southwest Minneapolis was brought to a sad end this morning: “Minneapolis animal-control officers caught and euthanized a fox Wednesday morning believed to be the one that bit a woman near Lake Harriet a day earlier, police said. … The fox ‘was showing symptoms associated with rabies,’ police said, and will be tested for the disease. … They cautioned there’s no way to be sure they got the right fox.

Probably would’ve been worth mentioning the $20 minimum order. The Star Tribune’s Kavita Kumar reports: “Amazon is adding another perk to entice Twin Cities residents to join its Prime membership program: free restaurant delivery within an hour. … It’s the latest addition to a growing portfolio of services that Amazon has rolled out in the region in the last year as the online behemoth looks to persuade consumers to shop from its website and app and not anywhere else. … In Minneapolis, where the service launches today, Amazon has partnered with dozens of local eateries including Hell’s Kitchen, Keys Cafe and Bakery, the Lowry, Common Roots Cafe, Gandhi Mahal, Broders’ Pasta Bar, Manny’s Tortas, French Meadow and select Leeann Chin locations.”

This week’s City Pages cover focuses on Minneapolis dance scene pioneer Woody McBride. Michaelangelo Matos writes: “Over the next few years, he began to DJ, then create, both acid house and the harder techno style that had taken root in Detroit just as house was getting started in Chicago. By 1996, McBride was the Twin Cities’ top promoter of dance parties — raves — as well as a globetrotting DJ and one of the most famous acid producers in the world. The kid from Bismarck is now considered the architect of underground dance music in Minnesota, and his legendary Even Furthur festival will be resurrected August 19-22, 20 years after McBride debuted then-obscure French DJs Daft Punk at the same rural Wisconsin fest.”

Orange Line stays alive, for now. The Star Tribune’s Janet Moore writes: “The board that helps fund mass-transit projects in the metro area voted Wednesday to commit $37.5 million to the Orange Line, the proposed bus-rapid transit line linking Minneapolis to Burnsville, ensuring that the beleaguered project can move forward for now. … Supporters of the Orange Line packed the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) meeting in St. Paul to encourage continued funding of the $150 million project.”

In other news…

Dare we say, they missed their … … … TARGET!? “Target Cuts Annual Forecast After Sales Decline Last Quarter” [Bloomberg]

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Real estate news: “Red Lake Band plans Twin Cities housing development” [Bemidji Pioneer]

Sounds like a good time: “Hola Arepa, Revival team coming to St. Paul’s Schmidt Brewery” [Pioneer Press]

Heartbreaker for a Minesota-connected athlete: “Running third, former Gophers runner Hassan Mead falls in final lap of 5,000 meters” [Star Tribune]

Look, buddy, not that fringey, ok? “The ‘Lolita’ test: Lawsuit alleges censorship at the Minnesota Fringe Festival” [City Pages]