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In the News - Downtown & the Riverfront Neighborhoods

Our weekly digest of stories about Downtown Minneapolis and the Central Riverfront neighborhoods:

WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2019

Minneapolis mayor requests 14 more cops in next year's budget
Mayor Jacob Frey's 2020 budget includes response to police chief's plea.

Man found dead on West River Parkway
Officers were in the 200 block of West River Parkway shortly before midnight when they spotted the man lying unconscious and with no heartbeat on a bike path.

Police investigating suspicious death in NE. Minneapolis
Police in northeast Minneapolis are investigating after a body was discovered on a railroad bridge.

Bird advocates question green recognition won by U.S. Bank Stadium
Results of independent study of bird safety at U.S. Bank Stadium are expected this fall.

New Concert Venue Steps on All the Toes with Bungled Opening Announcement
Annoying icons of local industry seems like a bad way to start a business.

New York Times editor demoted after claiming Minneapolis not part of Midwest
As East Coasters are occasionally wont to do, New York Times congressional editor Jonathan Weisman appears to see the Midwest as a series of Norman Rockwell paintings, filled with a delightful ensemble of rubes and bumpkins.

Thoughtful new leader brings 'a nice shift in tone' to Walker Art Center
Sculpture is central to the story of Walker Art Center's new boss. But people skills may matter more.

Minneapolis film festival presents 7 eye-opening views of Iran
With tensions rising in the Persian Gulf, the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul offers a timely reminder that Iran’s rich culture continues pushing upward through the cracks of a repressive regime.

Gensler design firm's new Minneapolis offices are an idea showroom
"We think of our whole office as a workshop and the design lab is the heart of our shop," said Bill Baxley, principal and managing director.

Minneapolis’ Most Popular Distillery Plots Major Expansion
As Tattersall continues to go national, the distillery plans for more space, more states, and more whiskey.

Minnesota-based Izzy's ice cream is now being made in — gasp! — Wisconsin
Izzy's takes production to Wisconsin in push to become regional brand.

What to expect at Graze, the new North Loop food hall opening soon
Originally scheduled to open last week, it's now set to debut next month.

A pig and a vegetarian walk into Bacon Social House
One food item booming in sales and cache for a whole damn decade is not a "trend," it's an era. Bacon Social House, now open in downtown Minneapolis last week, is betting the reign of smoked pork belly is only just beginning.

9 Essential Twin Cities Steakhouses
From queen-cut prime rib on Saturday night to bold t-bones cooked just right, these are the old and new school restaurants that serve that prime beef cooked perfectly to order.

Closed by a flood, North Loop's JUN Szechuan to reopen
The Chinese restaurant has been undergoing repairs since October 2018.

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