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Single-Sort Recycling Arrives, New Dog Park, and How We Voted: Week in Review

Catch up on the biggest stories you may have missed this week.

  1. Single-Sort Recycling Pilot Program Rolled Out - On Thursday, City of Minneapolis officials officially welcomed 9,000 gigantic, new wheeled recycling bins into service as part of a test run of a new single-sort recycling program. The bins will go out to a small number of city recycling customers over the next two weeks, including residents of the ECCO neighborhood. If the program is successful, Southwest Minneapolis residents will get theirs in either spring or fall 2013, according to a city map.
  2. Reviews Roll In for New Restaurant - While the city's top critics haven't yet dropped by The Lynn on Bryant, several smaller publications have peeked their noses in. So far, the verdict sounds promising—if you don't mind the slightly-expensive prices—but they say it's still a work in progress as chef Peter Ireland and manager Jay Peterson adapt to the neighborhood's tastes.
  3. Dog Park 60 Percent Over Budget; Wins Approval - Despite seeing its cost balloon by around $80,000, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approved construction of a new dog park next to Lyndale Farmstead Park. Problems with site drainage drove cost up, but the park is expected to temporarily open in 2012, and then close while crews finish construction in early 2013.
  4. 'You Smelled Like Cupcakes': Craigslist Personal Ads from Election Day - Some people had politics on their minds on Tuesday. Others had romance.
  5. How Did We Vote on the Marriage Amendment - Southwest Minneapolis was one of the centers of hard-core opposition to the marriage amendment on Tuesday.

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