Ben Johnson

Judge dismisses last of Downtown East lawsuit, but Park Board must own park

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Today a Hennepin County judge threw out the last remnants of a lawsuit filed against the city of Minneapolis attempting to temporarily halt the Ryan Cos. Downtown East development.

However, in an 11-page ruling Judge Mel Dickstein concluded that the city of Minneapolis does not have the authority to create new parks on its own; that is a power granted solely to the Park Board.

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