Meth lab found in nice southwest Minneapolis neighborhood

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Gonser (left) and Johnson
Members of the U.S. Marshals North Star Fugitive Task Force got a rude awakening when they tried to apprehend a fugitive at a house at 5137 Abbott Avenue South in the Fulton neighborhood of southwest Minneapolis last Friday morning.

When officers entered the home behind 37-year-old Jeremy Gonser, who was wanted for two felony counts of drug possession and another count of gross misdemeanor theft, their eyes began to itch and burn. The scent of chemicals wafted in the air.

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North Minneapolis gunshots send driver up power pole [PHOTOS]

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The picture at the top of this post shows the precarious situation a car ended up in after gunshots rang out in the area of Queen Avenue and Golden Valley Road in north Minneapolis yesterday evening.

"Shots were fired at the car, the driver swerved and went up the power pole, causing a power outage," Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder tells us.

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MPD investigating rare triple shooting in south Minneapolis

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Investigators take photos at the crime scene this morning.
A gunman is still on the loose following a triple shooting that went down just after 1 a.m. this morning on the 3500 block of 5th Avenue South.

Police arriving at the scene following a report of shots fired found three adult male victims, two with non-life threatening injuries and another that had more serious injuries but is expected to live, Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder told us.

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Occupy Homes plans protest after more homeless people are arrested by MPD

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Days after three homeless people were arrested at a foreclosed home in south Minneapolis, Occupy Homes says four more arrests occurred this week for the same thing.

A mother and son were arrested for squatting in a foreclosed home near Penn Avenue North and Golden Valley Road, and two more were arrested at a home near Park Avenue South and 31st Street, Occupy Homes representatives say.

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$4,500 for rent? Calhoun-area "rental condo" development would charge that much

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Renderings via Southwest Journal
We know Minneapolis isn't cheap for renters, but this is ridiculous.

Greystar, the same developers who brought you the Elan Apartments on the Greenway, wants to charge $4,500 for apartments in a building proposed for 2626 W. Lake St., adjacent to the Calhoun Beach Club. No, not $4,500 per year -- $4,500 per month. And some units would be even more expensive, as $4,500 would be the average price tag in the eight-story building.

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Three charged for downtown Mpls bar close drive-by crossfire that injured two innocents

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From left to right, Rolack Jr., Wilson, and Peoples.
Two women driving in the vicinity of Second Avenue North and Fourth Street in downtown Minneapolis just after bar close on Saturday morning wound up with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds after people in two cars behind them started shooting at each other.

The gunfire shattered the back window of the car the women were driving. They drove to the hospital after realized they were injured.

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Minneapolis PD isn't sure why armed robbers keep targeting sandwich shops [PHOTOS]

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MPD spokesman John Elder isn't sure why three armed robbers keep going after Minneapolis sandwich shops, but he'd "love to ask them when we get them," he told us this morning.

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Toward that end, the MPD released two security stills showing the robbers in action yesterday morning at the Subway at 2400 E. Hennepin Ave.

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Check out building made of shipping crates that's proposed for North Loop

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We'll say this much -- it's not boring!
A commercial building made out of shipping crates is proposed for the North Loop and will be considered by the Minneapolis Planning Commission Committee of the Whole on March 27.

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The project, located at the intersection of Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue North, is the work of a Minneapolis marketing firm named Akquracy. Building design comes courtesy of New York-based architectural firm Lot-ek.

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Phyllis Kahn downplays Rybak endorsing her DFL opponent, takes a couple shots at R.T.

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R.T. Rybak recently gave his endorsement to Mohamud Noor, the Democrat running to oust fellow Democrat and longtime Minneapolis state representative Phyllis Kahn from office.

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Rybak and Kahn have had their differences over the years. Still, the longtime DFL mayor of Minneapolis endorsing the opponent of a fellow DFLer who has represented Minneapolis for more than 40 years raised some eyebrows. But reached for comment today, Kahn downplayed the significance of Rybak's endorsement.

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Vikings stadium construction already underway [PHOTOS]

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The final sad bits of the Metrodome came crashing down over the weekend. Concrete is still strewn on the site, but the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority tells us workers will soon crush it up and haul it away.

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After that, the Dome will be nothing more than a figment of Minnnesotans' memories. Below ground, however, demolition and excavation works continues along with construction of the new stadium, which is already proceeding at a rapid pace.

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