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Minneapolis to allow triplexes citywide

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council has voted unanimously to allow duplexes and triplexes in low-density residential neighborhoods.

The Star Tribune reports the action Friday eliminates single-family zoning that had been in place for decades.

The vote sets into motion the first and most contentious component of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. Opponents worried the change would lead to developers buying up and demolishing single-family homes.

New triplexes would still have to follow the same height, setback and building requirements of single-family homes and duplexes.

The change will go into effect Jan. 1.

Police: Man dies day after being shot

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say a man has died a day after being shot on the city’s north side.

The Star Tribune reports officers were called Saturday afternoon about a man who crashed his car after being shot. Police arrived and found a man in his 30s suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, where police say he died Sunday.

The name of the victim was not immediately released. Police say a person who was originally detained in the case has been released and no one is in custody.

Minneapolis has first fire fatality of 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis has reported its first fire death of 2019.

Firefighters were called Wednesday night to a fire in a home in south Minneapolis. Crews found an unconscious woman near the back door and carried her outside. The Minneapolis Fire Department says it was told the woman died Friday at a hospital.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

1 person dies in house fire in Red Wing

RED WING (AP) — One person is dead after a residential fire in Red Wing.

Firefighters were called Sunday morning and were told the home might still be occupied. Crews arrived and were met with fire at the front porch and in the living room with heavy smoke throughout the first and second floors.

During a search of the house a victim was found on the first floor and removed by firefighters. The victim was taken to a Red Wing hospital and pronounced dead.

The cause of death has not been determined. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating along with Red Wing police.

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