About two dozen stainless steel letters were found to be torn from the Remembrance Garden memorial, which was just dedicated Monday — the fourth anniversary of the collapse that killed 13 people and injured 145 others. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said the city believes the letters were intentionally removed.
Betsy Sathers — whose husband was killed when a Minneapolis freeway bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River in 2007 — is realizing her dreams of being a mother with the adoption of Ross and Alyse from Haiti.
Attorneys say a construction company that was working on the Minneapolis bridge when it collapsed in 2007 have settled lawsuits filed by victims.
Progressive Contractors Inc. was doing resurfacing work when the bridge collapsed, killing 13 people.
Illness has led to a recent shortage of bus drivers in the Kindred (N.D.) School District, so superintendent Steve Hall is getting behind the wheel.
Two of the rural district’s eight bus drivers were out sick recently. That left some buses without drivers on morning and afternoon routes, and Hall stepped up.
Commuters on Interstate 35W can speed their ride between the southern Twin Cities suburbs and downtown Minneapolis using MnPASS lanes. The system requires a prepaid account and a transponder that automatically deducts tolls.
Opponents of the decision in Minneapolis last month by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to permit gay ministers meet this weekend to discuss their options, including a split from the ELCA. Organizers of the conservative ELCA group Lutheran CORE have capped attendance at the meeting in Indianapolis at 1,200, well above the average annual attendance of 300.
It’s been two years since Justina Hausmann’s father died when a Minneapolis freeway bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River, long enough for some people to ask how she’s getting on with life.
“It’s not like you stop thinking about it. I think about him every day,” said Hausmann, 18, as she sat with her mother in their living room. Mementoes of her father, Peter Hausmann, are scattered around the room.
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