MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis will begin regulating Airbnb and other short-term vacation rentals, a move the city wanted to get in place before the 2018 Super Bowl. The Minneapolis City Council on Friday approved a pair of ordinances requiring those rental hosts to be licensed with the city. Individuals looking to rent a home, condominium or apartment where they live will need to get a $46 per year license.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a man died after fleeing police officers in his car, stopping on a Mississippi River bridge in St. Paul and jumping. The incident happened Thursday night after police tried to stop the driver for traffic violations. The man initially stopped but then sped away. When he was driving on the Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul, he suddenly stopped on the shoulder, got out and jumped over the railing.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - St. Paul Fire Chief Tim Butler is stepping down after more than 10 years of leading the department. The announcement by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman comes days after it was made public that Butler was reprimanded by the city in 2016 for retaliating against an employee. The case was one of five misconduct complaints made against Butler.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Competitive video gaming, known as e-sports, is gaining popularity at Minnesota high schools. Minnesota Public Radio reports that about 30 students at Washington Technology Magnet School in St. Paul are a part of the school's e-sports team, which began this year. Senior Mula Lay says gaming requires skills such as reaction time, decision-making and time management.
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