04/29/10: This week’s Minnesota news from other media

The Duluth City Council approved the spending of $2.6 million to buy the historic NorShor Theatre and Temple Opera buildings, reports Brandon Stahl in the Duluth News Tribune. The vote split along party lines. “Democratic councilors said the opportunity to remove the strip club from the NorShor building and renovate the theater was too good to pass up,” the story says.

The Rourke Art Museum’s future in Moorhead appears to be assured with the tentative resolution of a months-long dispute that at one point threatened the existence of the Rourke, writes Dave Olson in the Fargo-Moorhead Inforum. Last fall the city balked at the museum’s request that it pay to fix a leaky roof on the building, which is leased by the museum from the city; under the agreement, the story says, the museum would pay for part of the project.

“Sauk Rapids City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday that bans wind energy conversion systems within city limits,” reports Kari Petrie in the St. Cloud Times. “Community Development Director Todd Schultz said there might be unique properties in the city that are suitable for wind technology,” the story says. “Those issues will be examined on a case-by case basis.”

A 4-year-old out playing with his puppy was found safe after becoming lost in a wooded area near New London on Monday and triggering a frantic search, reports Carolyn Lange in the West Central Tribune. Elijah Jacobson was found standing waist-deep in a pond near his home, with his puppy nearby, the story said.

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