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Eden Prairie considers one-year moratorium on new gun stores

Plus: cyclosporiasis outbreaks sicken dozens of Minnesotans; Minneapolis police requested paramedics sedate arrestees with ketamine; Ramadan ends; and more.

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If you ban opening new gun stores, only criminals will open new gun stores. KARE’s Danny Spewak reports: “The city of Eden Prairie is considering a temporary, one-year ban on new gun stores opening within city limits, which could pave the way for new zoning laws after the completion of a study about public safety. … The city council passed an ‘first reading’ of the measure this week, but a moratorium would not take effect until it passes a second reading. The council did, however, separately approve one-year moratoriums on pawn shops and ‘adult use’ shops to allow for similar studies to take place.”

On second thought maybe don’t eat your veggies… The Star Tribune’s Glenn Howatt reports: “At least three dozen Minnesotans have become ill from two unrelated outbreaks of cyclosporiasis, which is caused by a parasite found on some imported fresh produce. … One outbreak has been traced to the Sonora Grill in Minneapolis where 17 patrons became ill after eating there in mid-May, according to the Minnesota Health Department. … The second outbreak stems from veggie trays sold at Kwik Trip convenience stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin.”

Pretty shocking. The Star Tribune’s Andy Mannix report: “Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly requested over the past three years that Hennepin County medical responders sedate people using the powerful tranquilizer ketamine, at times over the protests of those being drugged, and in some cases when no apparent crime was committed, a city report shows. … On May 18, around the time the draft report was completed, Minneapolis police Cmdr. Todd Sauvageau issued a departmental order saying that officers ‘shall never suggest or demand EMS Personnel “sedated” a subject. This is a decision that needs to be clearly made by EMS Personnel, not MPD Officers.’”

Eid mubarak! The St. Cloud Times’s Stephanie Dickrell reports: “Central Minnesota Muslims gathered Friday morning to celebrate the end of a month of fasting and spiritual growth. The Eid al-Fitr event marks the end of Ramadan and is a major celebration in Islam. … In St. Cloud, more than 2,500 people gathered at the Whitney Senior Center and Halenbeck Hall for prayer, followed by food and fellowship.”

In other news…

Giuliani Stephens out:Woodbury mayor not running for re-election” [Pioneer Press]

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Be safe out there:Heat advisory kicks off hot, humid, stormy weekend for metro area” [Star Tribune]

Duluth’s so lucky:Fox & Friends to broadcast live at Uncle Loui’s Cafe” [Duluth News Tribune]

“Meth-fueled meltdown” not the kind of thing you want to see in a headline about yourself:Mankato man charged in alleged meth-fueled meltdown” [Mankato Free Press]

Because of course:St. Paul Raccoon Bobblehead (Presale)” [National Bobblehead HOF Store]

A little upper midwestern culture to consider for the weekend:Door County Fish Boil” [Atlas Obscura]