FDA finds Hennepin Healthcare violated federal rules in ketamine trials

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Whoops. The Star Tribune’s Andy Mannix reports: “A board that approves research at Minnesota’s largest safety-net hospital failed to follow federal rules designed to protect patients when it fast-tracked studies on powerful sedatives, including ketamine, according to inspection reports from the Food and Drug Administration.”

Ford site Q&A. The Pioneer Press’ Frederick Melo reports: “In the capital city’s Highland Park neighborhood overlooking the Mississippi River, the Ryan Cos. are proposing to convert 122 acres of vacant urban land south of Ford Parkway into a veritable neighborhood of tomorrow. Environmentally sustainable, pedestrian- and bike-friendly, it will showcase ‘urban infill’ redevelopment.”

Incentivizing an incentive. The Southwest Journal’s Dylan Thomas reports: “After seeing the results of a pilot project aimed at preserving naturally occurring affordable housing, the City Council in October acted to make the program permanent. … The 4D Affordable Housing Incentive Program was championed by Mayor Jacob Frey, who announced the launch of the pilot program in April and the very next month identified its expansion as a priority in his affordable housing agenda. The program offers landlords of market-rate apartment buildings an incentive to sign up for a state program that offers a property tax reduction in exchange for holding down rents.”

If only there were a way to avoid sitting by yourself in your car in traffic. The Star Tribune’s Tim Harlow reports: “Utility work has a block of 8th Street closed between Hennepin and LaSalle avenues in downtown Minneapolis, and it’s wearing on motorists. For the past month, drivers and Metro Transit buses have been detoured to 10th Street and the result has been gridlock extending well past the typical end of the morning rush hour.”

In other news…

CD2 report:Craig sees path for success in 2nd try against Lewis” [Rochester Post-Bulletin]

Five takeaways from CD8 debate:Unraveling the 8th District MPR debate” [Duluth News Tribune]

A very special election:Special election for Fischbach seat could tip Senate balance” [Star Tribune]

Sign of a healthy society:Minneapolis-Based Company Creates Bulletproof Classroom Partition” [WCCO]

Kiss goodbye:Kiss Announces Final Tour; Will Play Target Center In March” [WCCO]

Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by Curtis Senker on 10/29/2018 - 02:31 pm.

    “The program offers landlords of market-rate apartment buildings an incentive to sign up for a state program that offers a property tax reduction in exchange for holding down rents.”

    Gee. So the market responds to lower taxes. Who’d a thunk it?

    • Submitted by Jackson Cage on 10/29/2018 - 03:24 pm.

      Wait, I thought Trump already passed a tax reduction? You mean business got a tax break and didn’t pass it on? Who’d thunk it.

    • Submitted by Pat Berg on 10/29/2018 - 03:56 pm.

      You’ve got cause and effect turned around. They aren’t offering lower rents BECAUSE taxes are low. Rather, BECAUSE they are being offered lower taxes, they will agree to continue holding down rents.

      Gotta make sure you don’t go putting that cart before that horse!

    • Submitted by Marc Post on 10/29/2018 - 04:20 pm.

      Thank you for pointing out that a DFLer lowered taxes.

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