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Wells Fargo branch doors locked by pipeline protesters

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Seems potentially dangerous. The Star Tribune’s Paul Walsh report: “Doors to a Wells Fargo branch in Minneapolis were briefly locked by protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline that was proposed to run through North Dakota, according to people on and near the scene and a bank spokesman. … The branch at W. Lake Street and Humboldt Avenue had locks on the doors, and several protesters raised signs outside expressing their opposition to Wells Fargo's financial relationship to the halted energy project.”

For you hockey fans. The New York Times’s Tim Casey writes: “Elite American prospects like [Eden Prairie’s Casey] Mittelstadt, projected to be a first-round pick in June’s N.H.L. draft, usually do not play high school hockey, or they stop after their sophomore or junior year. Mittelstadt was the only high school player on the United States under-18 national team that won the bronze medal in the world championship in April. He had four goals and five assists in seven games. … Of the 42 players selected for the prestigious CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Philadelphia in September, Mittelstadt and Jack Rathbone, a junior at the Dexter School in Massachusetts, were the only two still competing for their high school teams.”

Breaking: St. Paulites nostalgic for past. The Pioneer Press’ Frederick Melo reports: “In Mears Park, the holiday luminescence has lost some luster. The twinkle has tapered. The shine has dimmed. … On a chilly Monday evening, Jacob Moore and his rat terrier, Tucker, wandered through downtown St. Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood, where they were underwhelmed by the holiday light display. The bars were busy, but the trees inside Mears Park were bare, though lights still illuminate a performance stage and pergola. … The boulevard trees surrounding the park shone brightly, but the park’s interior was for the most part just dark. … ‘They used to wrap pretty much every tree,’ said Moore, who has lived downtown for six years. ‘Every tree in here had lights strung.’”

Pretty awful. MPR’s Bob Collins reports: “Branding, you may have heard, is a big thing with the ‘let’s have a meeting’ crowd. It fairly screams your product. … Does this scream Minnesota, Minnesota? … … The Minnesota Department of Transportation was the first latest agency today to roll out the new official logo of Minnesota.

In other news…

But is using tourism tax to pay for infrastructure a … wait for it…  bridge too far??? “Duluth will rely on tourism taxes to fix bridge” [Duluth News Tribune]

Justice Department is going to review St. Anthony police: “St. Anthony police chief answers public questions for 1st time since Castile shooting” [MPR]

Well done: “Minnesota's Louie Anderson adds another award to his mantel” [Star Tribune]

Love for Minneapolis’ plyscraper: “Top Five Coolest Buildings of 2016” [Construct Connect]

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Frank Phelan on 12/12/2016 - 05:57 pm.

    Criminal Activity At The Bank

    I think the protesters were just trying to protect their neighbors from being victims of fraud.

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