Another installment of the South Metro News Roundup. Please note that until Thisweek pays my invoice in full for ignoring copyright I will not be linking to their material. No sense in giving them business when they steal from me:
1. From the Star Tribune we have an article about how District 191 plans to ease zero tolerance weapons policy for first time offenses.
I wasn’t a part of the Columbine generation and routinely had hicks in our school with full rifle racks in the parking lot during hunting season. So while I can definitely see the argument raised in the article, I would have to think that erring on the side of caution might be the best policy.
2. Couple of great photos from around the South Metro:
3. An interesting article over at Lifehacker about how to send back food at a restaurant.
I rarely send stuff back but when I do, it’s definitely because it was overcooked (steak ordered rare means cool center, not gray all the way through) or it wasn’t the right item at all. If it doesn’t match those requirements, I leave my bitching for the Internet where it belongs ;-)
5. From the Star Tribune: while looking to increase response times and avoid at least part of the Carriage Hills property from being developed, the City of Eagan wants to purchase a portion of the land to put up a replacement fire station.
6. The MNSun alerts us to UMore gravel mining approval has cleared another hurdle.
I was told by an unnamed party that there is over 4x as much gravel to be mined on the UMore property than has been mined from the Kraemer mine in Burnsville (2.5 million tons a year and the mine has been operational since 1959). I don’t know about you but I really wouldn’t want my future home to be anywhere near that gravel pit. I have enough problems with the trucks along CR-42 and CR-46.
7. The Star Tribune reports that businesses pleading with the County to keep their driveways open in the face of the pointless BRT project along Cedar are being ignored.
Way to go Dakota County. Keep pushing for your bullshit. Going to be hard for people to utilize the service when there won’t be any fucking businesses open because your stupid ideas closed them down.
9. The Star Tribune reports that several counties have voided the lease agreement with the company handling the hydroelectric damn at Lake Byllesby in Cannon Falls.
I don’t know who to believe.
Well that’s all for this roundup. I’d love to hear what you have to say about the possible change in District 191′s weapons policy and your thoughts about the threat of losing more businesses in the South Metro due to BRT. So go ahead and comment on and let’s hear what you have to say!