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Proposal negotiated to relocate Minneapolis police’s Fourth Precinct HQ

Also: More central Minnesota turkeys have H5N2; Jeremiah Program expands to Rochester; Ventura’s victory 20 years ago; and more.

Minneapolis' 4th Police Precinct
MinnPost photo by Peter Callaghan

Sore spot. Libor Jany at the Star Tribune has a piece on the potential moving of Minneapolis’ Fourth Precinct police station: “Fifth Ward Council Member Jeremiah Ellison and senior police officials in recent months have quietly been negotiating a deal with an unnamed group of local investors to move the station from its longtime Plymouth Avenue home. Key details, like how much it will cost or exactly where it may go, have yet to be revealed.”

First Kandiyohi County, now Stearns. Anna Haecherl at the St. Cloud Times is reporting another H5N2 outbreak: “The Minnesota Board of Animal Health on Thursday identified H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza in a Stearns County turkey flock.… The virus was detected during a routine test, according to Dale Lauer, director of the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory and an assistant director with the board.”

Good news/bad news. KARE-11 has a story on Minneapolis-based Jeremiah Program expanding to Rochester. It’s building a 40 unit affordable housing campus thanks to a big funding boost from the state.

The Body politic. KSTP-TV flashes back 20 years to the election that “shocked the world”: “After he was declared the winner, Ventura took to the podium at Canterbury Park in Shakopee in front of a crowd of jubilant supporters. He referenced Muhammad Ali’s 1964 upset of Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight title, and the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s Cinderella victory over the heavily-favored Soviets in 1980.”

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