Published 07/11/96: Because of incorrect information given to the newspaper, an item in this article said Minneapolis has extended its bike lanes on Park and Portland Avs. from the edge of downtown Minneapolis south to Minnehaha Pkwy. The lanes will be extended in mid- August.
Workers were busy Monday picking up, raking up and washing up the Capitol complex after the latest edition of Taste of Minnesota folded its tents. The Capitol security division said there was not one crime against a person among the estimated 500,000 folks who turned out to taste Taste.
Here is the official police blotter for the event:
Intoxicated persons: 12
Persons needing medical help: 9
Disorderly conduct: 5
Lost persons (all found): 26
Property damage: 2
Illegal fireworks: 5
Exposer (male): 1
Stolen vehicles: 2
Suspicious persons: 2
- Robert Whereatt,
More bike lanes
Bicyclists have several miles of new designated bicycle lanes in Minneapolis. While most of the new lanes, which run in existing streets, are short spurs downtown, the city has extended its bike lanes on Park Av. and Portland Av. more than 3 miles on each street from the edge of downtown south to Minnehaha Pkwy.
Cars and other motorized vehicles are prohibited from driving in the lanes, and drivers turning across them are required to yield to bicyclists traveling straight ahead.
This week Somebody's got to do it
For most Minnesotans, the State Fair is a whirl of whirling rides, portable food, entertainment, curiosities, humanity and more food. But somebody's got to work there, too.
Applications for hundreds of jobs at this year's fair - including working at concession stands, taking tickets, handling food and more - are being taken at the fair's employment services office. Applicants should be 16 or older.
The 1996 fair is scheduled for Aug. 22 through Sept. 2.
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 17-21.
Where: 4-H Building, State Fairgrounds.
Further info: 642-2275 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakota educator Cecil White Hat will use music and dance to illustrate some of the cornerstones of Lakota philosophy in a family program sponsored by the National Park Service, Fort Snelling State Park and the Minneapolis American Indian Center.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Fort Snelling State Park.
Further info: 726-9247.