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Opening of Paisley Park museum delayed over traffic concerns

Plus: Minnesota denies Red River dam permit; Best Buy fined for selling recalled products; investigation reveals problems with Wisconsin voter ID law; and more.

Paisley Park
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Paisley Park museum delayed. The Star Tribune’s Erin Adler writes: “The Chanhassen City Council voted Monday night to table a zoning request that would allow Paisley Park, Prince’s recording studio and home, to reopen as a museum. The action is certain to delay the previously announced Oct. 6 opening. … The Council voted 3 to 2 to table the rezoning request after more than three hours of discussion by council members and emotional comments from fans and residents. … Several council members said they wanted more time to study the museum’s effect on traffic, parking, public safety and pedestrian safety.”

Semi-related: “Prince’s Death Brings Questions Of Drug Checking To Forefront” [WCCO]

Minnesota does not give a dam. Inforum’s Tu-Uyen Tran reports: “The massive flood diversion is not needed by Fargo-Moorhead because emergency measures used in the successful 2009 flood fight and new dikes should be enough for future floods, according to Minnesota regulators. … It’s one of the reasons the Department of Natural Resources gave Monday, Oct. 3, in denying a permit for a dam straddling the Red River that would limit flow into the diversion channel to a more manageable volume.

OK, so maybe not the best buy. Gizmodo’s William Turton reports: “Best Buy has agreed to pay $3.8 million for ‘knowingly [selling] and [distributing] 16 different recalled products from 2010 through 2015,’ according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Commission says Best Buy sold recalled products about 600 times.”

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This is what happens when you put a government bureaucrat between people and their right to vote. MPR’s Bob Collins reports: “A voting rights group, using audio it recorded from several Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles offices in rural areas of the state, says people there are being given incorrect information when they try to get an ID to vote in next month’s election. … The group, VoteRiders, gave the recordings to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, saying it’s ‘challenging and confusing’ for people to get the identification now required to vote. … ‘You’re not guaranteed to get an ID card. Nothing’s guaranteed,’ a worker at the DMV station in Hudson told a woman last Wednesday.”

In other news…

Including two in St. Paul: “Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival to sponsor Luke’s diners around U.S.” [AdWeek]

This seems like a good thing: “Study: 93 Percent Drop in Complaints Against Police When Officers Use Body Cams” [KSTP]

Well good for them: “Cargill’s fiscal first quarter earnings jump 66 percent” [Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

Things are gonna be different this time: “Falvey hire inspires new letter to Twins season-ticket holders” [Pioneer Press]

Restaurantmageddon continues apace: “St. Paul’s Heartland Restaurant is closing after 14 years” [City Pages]