Hennepin County officials have identified the pedestrian struck and killed by a bus this week as a 64-year-old St. Louis Park man. Mark Gregory Best was killed Friday evening in downtown Minneapolis. He was in the crosswalk at the time.
A 63-year-old man died after he was struck by a Metro Transit bus in downtown Minneapolis Thursday evening. According to Metro Transit officials, the incident happened at the intersection of Marquette Avenue and 1st Street at about 6:30 p.m.
In the past 2 1/2 weeks, three skyway businesses have closed and a fourth is scheduled to announce it will be closing Friday. Business owners said they had no choice but to close after losing business to the food trucks that line Marquette Avenue one story below.