5 Things to Know Thursday

The arena bowl at Target Center has been cleared of all the old seats as the renovation and refurbishment of the 27-year-old arena continues Photo: KSTP Sports
The arena bowl at Target Center has been cleared of all the old seats as the renovation and refurbishment of the 27-year-old arena continues

October 11, 2017 11:12 PM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

1. Target Center Renovation Ceremony

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Minneapolis, Timberwolves, Lynx and Target Center officials will celebrate the renovations to the Target Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon. The $140 million project includes new premium seating spaces, technological upgrades and a glass-walled, five-story atrium to enhance natural lighting.

The ceremony is at 11:30 a.m. at the Target Center.

2. Inspiration for McKenna's Law to Receive 'Hero' Award

McKenna Ahrenholz, a 13-year-old who inspired the push for more foster children to have access to lawyers, will be honored next month for her contributions to the well-being of Minnesota children. Ahrenholz will be the youngest recipient of the Hero for Children Award given by the Children's Law Center of Minnesota.

Arenholz inspired a bill that ensures foster children are entitled a lawyer.

3. Former Minneapolis Cop to Appear in Court

A Minneapolis police officer accused of sexually abusing a teenager will appear in court on Thursday. Prosecutors have alleged that, on at least one instance, Officer David Campbell sexually abused a 16-year-old girl while he was in uniform, had a gun, was on duty and in a squad car.

Campbell was charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct and one count of terroristic threats in September.

4. Nightly I-94 Lane Closures

Nightly lane closures on westbound I-94 between Highway 120 and Mounds Boulevard will begin Thursday evening. The closures will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The closures are expected to end Oct. 21.

5 Morning Drizzle Turns to Sunshine

There is a slight chance of drizzle early Thursday morning in the Twin Cities, however, the rest of the day is expected to sunny, according to the National Weather Service. 

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