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    It only took one night for businesses along University Avenue to be looted, vandalized and set afire. It’s taking much longer for the business owners to come back from the damage. Two months have passed since the initial damage was caused in late May during the unrest following the death of George Floyd. More than 1,000 businesses in the Twin Cities metro area reported property damage, and state officials estimated $500 million in damages statewide. Facing everything from stolen merchandise, to damaged interiors, to buildings reduced to heaps of debris, many businesses are still on the road to recovery. Here are the stories of three of them on University in St. Paul: IRREPLACEABLE INVENTORY On the night of May 28,...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A travel alert for those that travel I-76 east. Both this weekend and next week, the eastbound lanes will be closed for viaduct repairs. The eastbound lanes will be detoured between 30th Street and University Avenue. The detour began at 6 a.m. Saturday and remains in place until 5 a.m. Monday. Then, next Friday, July 17, the eastbound lanes will close again at noon and remain closed through 5 a.m. Monday, July 20.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A homicide investigation is underway after police say a woman was shot early Wednesday morning following reports of disturbance a St. Paul bar. And police now say they have someone in custody. The St. Paul Police Department says the shooting happened around 1:15 a.m., when officers were called to a disturbance at the Trend Bar, located on the 1500 block of University Avenue. At the scene, police found several people outside the bar. They learned that a woman with an apparent gunshot wound was taken from the bar and brought to Regions Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. As of 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, police say they took a 20-year-old man into custody at Regions Hospital, and...
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    For Gloria Wong, St. Paul’s Century Plaza is a symbol of her hard work. After escaping war in Laos, Wong came to Minnesota in 1980 as a refugee. Now, she’s the owner of the University Avenue hub of Asian-owned shops and services. The past few months, though, have taken their toll on her and everything she’s worked for. The coronavirus pandemic has decimated business for her tenants, so Wong has been paying the plaza’s bills the past three months from her own savings instead of their rents. Now after the vandals and looters who took to the streets during protests to the death of George Floyd caused a draining amount of damage, she must also find the money for repairs....
    After a night of looting and arson, the morning light revealed extensive damage to businesses and properties along St. Paul’s University Avenue in the Midway neighborhood. A third night of protest in both Minneapolis and St. Paul over the death of George Floyd while he was in police custody turned into rioting with vandals looting stores and setting fires. In Midway, firefighters were still trying to put out the remains of a blaze at the Sports Dome sports apparel shop near Snellling and University avenues. The storefront was blackened and debris crumbled onto the sidewalk. Workers inside Culver’s Restaurant nearby cleaned up broken glass. “It’s pretty bad. We locked all our food up. They were just inside and started destroying...