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Quick Bite: 3 stories to read over lunch


Minneapolis adding more officers to crime-plagued areas

In the wake of recent violence, city leaders announced more police officers will be put in crime-plagued areas of north and south Minneapolis through Labor Day, in an attempt to curb the spike in crime. Adding officers will cost the city about $300,000 in overtime pay.

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Next tiny Target coming to St. Paul neighborhood

Just one day after Target opened its first small-size store in Dinkytown near the University of Minnesota campus, the Minneapolis retailer announced where its next Target Express will go. The company plans a small store in St. Paul’s Highland Park. At 20,000 square feet, the tiny Targets are about one-sixth the size of their typical stores.

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Popular Somali singer, a former Minnesota resident, killed in Mogadishu

A Somali singing star who left Minnesota to return to her homeland and serve in parliament was killed Wednesday in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu. Singer Saado Ali Warsame had lived in St. Cloud and Minneapolis for five years. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab took responsibility for the killing.

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