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Ramsey County Sheriff Raids in Saint Paul and Minneapolis Ahead of RNC

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted four raids late last night and early this morning, three of which were in Minneapolis. Remember: St Paul, home of the 2008 Republican National Convention, is in Ramsey County. Minneapolis is in Hennepin County. Jason Barnett of The Uptake notes: “Why the Ramsey Co Sheriff is important – he’s the only GOP elected official in Saint Paul, and wanted to set up holding camps.”

On 2320 23rd Ave S in Minneapolis, aka Food not Bombs:
MnIndy: “Crackdown begins: Food Not Bombs house among Saturday raids”

On 827 Smith Ave in St Paul, aka the Convergence Center:
TC Daily Planet: “Police break down doors in night-time raid on anarchist meeting”

On 3500 Harriet Ave S and 3240 17th Ave S in Minneapolis:
MnIndy: “The crack-down on demonstrators continues”

A mass public meeting to discuss the raids will be held at 11:30 am today in Powderhorn Park.

The Uptake has video forthcoming. Twin Cities Indymedia is continually updating as well with submitted reports from citizens. Keep your eye on The Uptake, Indymedia, and MnIndy for continuing updates on further developments.

Roundup

See the Declaration of Indepence in Saint Paul. An original printing will be on display for public viewing at Saint Paul City Hall/Ramsey County Courthouse, September 2-4. (via Saint Paul-itics)

MPR: Ramsey County creates gas siphoning report line. To which I say, “Isn’t that what the non-emergency police line is for?” Enh, just program it into your phone, I guess. That phone number is not actually included in the MPR story and I could not find it on Ramsey County’s website, so I’m assuming it’s not actually set up yet and suggest you just call the county in the mean time (651-266-8500). There is, however a nice Gather video demonstration of gas siphoning.

Twin Cities Streets for People has the scoop on the Streetcar Feasibility Study that was presented to Minneapolis City Council in January. In case you need it laid out for you in plain English, or in case you missed it the first time around (or both). I’m sloooowly coming around to the idea that, much as I like shiny trains and still firmly believe that the metro needs a comprehensive LRT system, there is a lot of opportunity in adequately funding and fleshing out our bus system and bringing back streetcars.

TC Biz Journal: I still can’t wrap my brain around this Denny Hecker/electric car thing. Just like my brain shorts when I see a bus drive by with Denny Hecker’s mug on it. (Y’all know I’ve been scarred by Denny.)

Northstar News and Updates: “Northstar Commuter Rail achieved another milestone recently when the first locomotive rolled off the production line.”

MPLS Mirror goes to the Lake Street Festival and Art Car Parade. Photos and video!

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