- Associated Press - Sunday, April 6, 2014
Wolves’ Cunningham arrested for 2nd time in 3 days

MEDINA, Minn. (AP) - Police have arrested Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham for the second time in three days.

Medina police Officer Chris McGill says the 26-year-old Cunningham was arrested Sunday on preliminary charges of making terrorist threats. He declined to go into detail about the allegations but said police would release more information about the arrest on Monday.

Cunningham was arrested early Thursday and charged with felony domestic assault. A criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court says his girlfriend told police that during an argument at Cunningham’s suburban Minneapolis home, he slammed her against the wall and choked her for 15 to 20 seconds. Police say she didn’t require medical treatment.

Cunningham was released from jail Friday and rejoined the team Saturday in Orlando, Fla.

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Former Hamm’s brewery becomes Minnesota urban farm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The former Hamm’s brewery complex in east St. Paul has been transformed into an urban farm, the home to thousands of tilapia and racks of leafy green vegetables.

The six-story building is now occupied by Urban Organics, an aquaponics farm, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported (http://bit.ly/1mQTvd3http://bit.ly/1mQTvd3 ). Aquaponics is a method of raising fish and vegetables in a system where the fish waste helps nourish the vegetables, and the plants purify water that gets recycled back into the fish tanks.

The building had fallen into disrepair after it was abandoned in 1997, but $1 million in renovations helped restore it to usability. Its thick walls and concrete floor were perfect for a business that requires consistent temperature and heavy fish tanks.

The first floor, once used to ferment beer, is now filled with six rows of floor-to-ceiling shelving. The shelves hold tubs of water containing trays of plants including kale, chard, cilantro and parsley.

Because the vegetables are grown indoors, the business can be productive even through the harsh Minnesota winters.

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Minnesota agency studies water levels, use

BELGRADE, Minn. (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources has launched a project to figure out whether current levels of groundwater use are sustainable and whether action is needed to protect water availability in the future.

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