‘Minne’ the Lake Creature Returns to Minneapolis

For the past two summers, a Loch Ness Monster look-alike popped its head about the water at Lake Harriet and Lake of the Isles. The creature, a sculpture from artist Cameron Gainer that is nicknamed Minne, is now back for the season at Lake Brownie off of Cedar Lake Parkway and also sending out updates on twitter.

Grrrrl Power! 7th-Grade Tennis Phenom Plays Boys’ Varsity

[Strib] Rochester Mayo, helped by seventh-grade girl Ingrid Neel, who is playing boys’ tennis this season, knocked off defending Class 2A champion Eden Prairie in the quarterfinals this morning at the U of M Baseline Tennis Center.

Uptown Bar Owners, Residents Discuss Proposed Noise and Patio Regulations

Minneapolis City Council Member Meg Tuthill caused a storm of controversy when she laid out new late-night noise restrictions for her Uptown district. Yesterday both bar owners and residents voiced their opinions on the proposed ordinance at City Hall; Tom Horgen at the STrib went to the meeting and recaps the events, including Tuthill’s resolve to despite opposition from neighborhood bars.

Target Turns Concrete Barriers into Beach Balls, Causing Concern About Injuries

Well, that’s unfortunate: Target had to remove the beach ball decorations from the concrete barriers in front of their stores because of concern about potential injuries.

Your Morning Coffee

CBS Local: Jason interviews the new youtube fav “just learned to ride a bike kid”

MPR: State budget stalemate and politicking continues

KARE 11: I-94 buckles in the heat

PiPress: Hastings says ‘Those darn teens are back, turn on the anti-teen sound machine!’

STrib: The Ramsey County’s Charter Commission says voters should decide on tax increase for Vikings stadium