Thursday, December 04, 2014

Minneapolis Protesters Shut Down I35W!

Today a crowd protesting a grand jury's decision to not indict a white New York City police officer for choking a black man to death took over northbound 35W in Minneapolis. KMSP-TV The protesters stopped to lay down several times, chanting "I can't breathe," which is what Eric Garner, the murdered black man, said before being choked to death by Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer. The protest brought traffic to on 35W to a standstill, and then entered downtown on its way to Minneapolis City Hall.
 Protesters reached Minneapolis City Hall shortly before 2:50 p.m. Before reaching downtown, protesters marched down northbound Interstate 35W, causing authorities to shut down the road for a while. WCCO’s Angela Davis reports that protesters could be heard chanting “black lives matter” while marching

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Driver Runs Down Ferguson Protesters in Minneapolis

On Nov 25, 2014 A car drove through a Minneapolis crowd protesting the Ferguson Grand Jury decision.

 Dramatic video shows a vehicle hitting several protesters Tuesday afternoon in Minneapolis. The incident happened just after 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue.

More of this story here

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Minneapolis Mud Slide Closes W. River Parkway

After tons of rain, there's been a mudslide on W. River Parkwy/4th St. S, resulting in 12-14 ft of mud on the roadway. Traffic being diverted.
 7:33p UPDATE: Bike path, walking path and roadway being barricaded and they're calling for front end loaders to remove the mud.

KMSP-TV  FOX reports hospital engineers told the fire department the foundation beneath Fairview’s oxygen tanks was undermined in the slide. Safety officials estimated 15 to 17 stories of mud and trees came crashing down. FOX says officials believe no cars were buried or swept away but were working to verify that.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Historical collapse..1874 iron bridge "10th Avenue" washed away.

An historical relic and marker of time on Minneapolis's river of history. The final evidence of the 10th avenue pedestrian bridge, has undergone the tipping point. Where there was an unofficial monumental reminder, now there is the after sight..
Ever so slowly letting the waters take it. Defying gravity, suspending your disbelief! The iconic, last, 10th avenue pier, has finally crumbled into the river.

Recently seen from satellite, it still had enough of a stature to cast a shadow.

Please research more about this event at the following links.

Photos by Lisa Peters

Sunday, February 23, 2014