Eagan Man Critically Hurt in ATV Crash

     A 61-year-old Eagan man was critically injured in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crash Saturday, according to the St. Louis County sheriff’s department.
     Michael Baden, of Eagan, was airlifted to St. Luke’s Hospital in critical condition following an ATV crash in Fine Lakes Township shortly after midnight July 15, according to a statement released by the St. Louis County sheriff. A passenger on the ATV, Paul Braun, 57, of Minneapolis, was slightly injured in the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.
     Investigators said alcohol was considered a factor in the crash. Neither Baden nor his passenger was wearing a helmet, according to the sheriff.

Vikings, Arts Center on City Council Agenda

Development plans for the Vikings' new headquarters and practice facility includes trails and a bridge near two lakes on the site. The Eagan City Council is scheduled to discuss development at the site, as well as a host of other issues, at its meeting Tuesday night.
   The Eagan City Council is scheduled to tackle a packed agenda Tuesday night, including Vikings development plans, a revision of the city’s liquor laws, senior housing, and a controversial arts center.
   The council has included a proposed compensation plan for city employees on its consent agenda. That agenda includes items to be approved summarily, without discussion or a separate vote by council members, unless requested by a member of the council or public.
   The agenda also includes a public hearing on ArtWorks Eagan proposal to open an arts center, including a small performance space and artists’ studio at what was formerly a fire department administration building on Pilot Knob Road. Neighbors of the site turned out in force at a recent planning commission hearing on the issue, protesting that the proposed arts center would disrupt the adjacent neighborhood.
   The council is also slated to review plans for the new Vikings’ headquarters and practice facility and a proposed change to a city ordinance regarding alcohol service at hotels. The latter attempts to bring the language of the city’s rules in line with state law.
   The meeting is scheduled to be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Eagan Municipal Center.