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Tragedy and Comedy in the Twin Cities

Added 05-29-20 12:31:02pm EST - “The devastation wrought by rioters and looters in Minneapolis and St. Paul has been immense. I am not sure that news stories have fully captured the damage that these criminals (not 'protesters') have done. Bring Me the News is compiling…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “Tragedy and Comedy in the Twin Cities”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The devastation wrought by rioters and looters in Minneapolis and St. Paul has been immense. I am not sure that news stories have fully captured the damage that these criminals (not “protesters”) have done. Bring Me the News is compiling a list of buildings and businesses that have been damaged or destroyed. These are in Minneapolis:

– Wells Fargo Lake Street: Fire and property damage. – J-Klips Lake Street: Property damage. – Hennepin County Human Service Center: Property damage. – ICC Wireless Lake Street: Property damage. – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service: Property damage. – Little Caesars Lake Street: Fire and property damage. – Teppanyaki Grill Lake Street: Fire and property damage. – Home Choice Lake Street: Fire and property damage. – Dollar General Lake Street: Extensive fire damage. – Twin Lake Dental: Fire and property damage. – HD Laundry Lake Street: Fire and property damage. – Citi Trends Lake Street: Fire and property damage. – Total Wireless Lake Street: Fire and property damage. – Pineda Tacos Lake Street: Property damage. – Subway Lake Street: Property damage. – 7 Mile Fashion Express East Lake Street: Destroyed by fire – The Fremont Bar Uptown: Property damage, looting. – O’Reilly Auto Parts West Broadway: Extensive fire damage. – Broadway Liquor Outlet West Broadway: Property damage, looting. – Quality Tobacco Lake and 1st: Extensive fire damage. – Skol Liquor Store 27th Avenue: Property damage, looting. – Max-It Pawn Shop Cedar Avenue: Extensive fire damage. – Minnehaha Liquor Lake Street: Property damage, looting, extensive fire damage. – Hexagon Bar at E 26th and 27th: Extensive fire damage. – Target Lake Street: Looting, graffiti, property damage, fire damage. – Wendy’s Lake Street: Fire, destroyed. – Autozone Lake Street: Fire, destroyed. – Cub Foods Lake Street: Looting, property damage, fire damage.

– Under construction affordable housing development at 26th and 29th: Fire, destroyed. – 7-Sigma building, 26th and 29th: Fire, extensive damage. – Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct: Property damage, graffiti. – Dollar Tree off Lake Street: Property damage, looting. – Metro by T-Mobile Lake Street: Fire, extensive damage. – Hi Lake Liquor: Property damage, looting. – Speedway East Lake Street: Property damage. – East Lake Library: Windows smashed, graffiti. – Precision Tune Auto Care Lake Street: Property damage. – U.S. Bank Lake Street: Property damage, graffiti. – Dairy Queen East Lake Street: Property damage. – Papa Murphy’s Pizza East Lake Street: Property damage. – Planet Fitness on Lake: Property damage. – Domino’s Pizza 26th and 28th: Property damage. – Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, Lake and 29th: Property damage, looting. – Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 27th and Lake: Window smashed. – Car-X Tire & Auto East Lake Street: Property damage, vehicle smashed through windows. – Frattelone’s Ace Hardware East Lake Street: Property damage. – MN Transitions Charter School: Property damage. – Laundro Max East Lake Street: Window smashed. – Soderberg’s Floral & Gift East Lake Street: Window smashed. – East Lake Clinic: Property damage. – Seward Pharmacy: Window smashed, graffiti. – Electra Tune Auto Care on Lake St: Property damage, vehicle stolen. – Walgreens at 43rd and Chicago: Property damage, looting. – Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits, Hiawatha Ave: Property damage, looting. – Schooner’s Tavern, barbershop next door: Fire, property damage. – Seward Co-op, 28th and Franklin: Window smashed, attempted theft of ATM. – Midtown Global Market: Property damage, looting. – Briva Health Lake Street: Window smashed. – Foot Locker East Lake Street: Property damage, looting. – BMO Harris East Lake Street: Property damage. – TCF Bank at 38th and Minnehaha: Property damage. – Studiiyo23 Hennepin Avenue, Uptown: Property damage, looting. – DTLR, Broadway, North Minneapolis: Property damage, looting. – Uptown Pawn: Property damage, looting. – La Familia Skate Shop: Property damage. – Target Uptown: Property damage, looting. – Chicago & Lake Liquor: Property damage, looting. – East Lake Liquor: Property damage, looting. – Ingebretsens on Lake: Property damage, windows smashed. – Freewheel Bike: Property damage, windows smashed. – Hamdi Restaurant, Midtown: Property damage, graffiti. – Hudson’s Hardware, East 42nd Street: Property damage and looting. – Birchwood Cafe, East 25th Street: Property damage. – CVS Uptown: Property damage, looting. – Timberland Uptown: Property damage, looting. – Sunnys Wigs 29th and Lyndale: Property damage. – Thurston Jewelers West Lake Street: Property damage. – Banadir Pharmacy West Lake Street: Property damage and looting – Sephora Uptown: Property damage. – Gamestop Uptown: Property damage, looting. – Indulge and Bloom, Uptown: Property damage. – H&M Uptown: Windows smashed. – Apple Store Uptown: Windows smashed. – Urban Outfitters Uptown: Door window smashed. – Smokeless Northeast: Vandalized, closed till further notice. – AutoZone at 501 West Broadway, North Minneapolis: Unconfirmed report of looting, property damage. – Buzzmart, downtown Minneapolis: Property damage. – Town Talk Diner, Lake Street: Extensive property damage.

Charles Stotts took me inside Town Talk Diner, which he has owned on Lake Street for four years. It's destroyed. #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/COcPHw4IwL

The St. Paul police had nothing to do with George Floyd’s death, but looters are not much interested in geographical boundaries. These St. Paul businesses have been damaged:

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