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Drone technology used to maintain historic Stone Arch Bridge

Intel publicly announced its plan to use drones to inspect the Stone Arch Bridge earlier this month in a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Collins Engineers. The bridge is one of many structures across the state that are now being inspected with the technology.

Food court-style dining coming to Dinkytown

The location for University Food Court at 330 15th Ave. SE is currently undergoing demolitions, but restaurant owners who eventually lease the space can begin moving in around late January said Yama Zhong, who will manage the property after it opens in August. A definitive list of vendors won’t be revealed until May, but Zhong said it will include Korean fried chicken, bubble tea, hot pot, poke, cheese steak and ice cream.

New Burrito Loco owner hopes to reimagine Dinkytown restaurant

Burrito Loco in Dinkytown will see a revamped menu and atmosphere under a new owner. The restaurant and bar was bought from owner Greg Pillsbury by John Park on Nov. 20. Park plans to introduce new menu items, including fusion foods, along with updates to the building’s interior. 

Proposed CBD coffee shop in Dinkytown faces legal problems

Hideaway and Wally’s Falafel and Hummus owner Wally Sakallah originally planned for his newest business, Cosmic Bean Dispensary, to sell drinks and food infused with CBD oil. But this would be a “critical violation” of the Minneapolis Health Department food codes, said Daniel Huff, environmental health director with the health department.