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Police: U Of M Students Warned About Pranks Near LRT Trains

The University of Minnesota Department of Public Safety issued a warning to students on Monday after a series of alleged pranks along the light rail transit line on campus.

02/16/2015

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1 Million Riders Board Green Line LRT In September

With some help from the Minnesota Vikings relocating their games to TCF Bank in Stadium Village, the new Green Line LRT between St. Paul and Minneapolis saw more than 1 million riders in September.

10/14/2014

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Woman Hit By Blue Line Train; Rail Service Disrupted

A Blue Line light rail train struck a woman Thursday as she was walking through a designated crossing area.

10/09/2014

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Blue Line Train Service Restored After Derailment

The Blue Line train service has been restored between the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America after a train went off the tracks over the weekend. Metro Transit says crews repaired the light rail line by 5 a.m. Monday, in time for the morning commute.

09/22/2014

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Green Line LRT Service Disrupted In St. Paul

Service along the Green Line LRT was disrupted Monday afternoon in St. Paul. Metro Transit said that buses were replacing trains between the Downtown East and Raymond Avenue Stations.

09/08/2014

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Riders Say Green Line Should Move Faster

The new green light rail line has been up and running for a month, without any major problems, but some have complained about how long a trip takes. Currently, it takes about 53 minutes to get from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis.

07/24/2014

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Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park Approve SWLRT Project

Two more communities are on board with the new Southwest light rail project, after St. Louis Park and Eden Prairie approved the new $1.6 billion project at their city council meetings Monday night.

07/15/2014

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Met Council: Green Line Attracts $2.5B In Development

Metro Transit’s 11-mile Green Line light rail system running from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis begins service exactly one month from today on June 14. The route promises greater access throughout for the Twin Cities and metro area suburbs.

05/14/2014

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Mechanical Issue Shuts Down LRT In Minneapolis

Officials said a mechanical issue has forced light rail transit to shut down in part of Minneapolis and commuters should expect significant delays Tuesday morning. Metro transit officials said the Blue Line of light rail transit had to be shut down at Lake Street.

12/31/2013

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Southwest LRT Project Leaders Work To Find Path Forward

Gov. Mark Dayton held a meeting Friday with key players in the Southwest light rail transit project to figure out a way to get the project back on track. The project was postponed last month.

11/15/2013

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Buses Will Replace Light Rail Service Next 2 Weekends In Parts Of Mpls.

Metro Transit officials said Thursday that buses will replace train service on the Metro Blue Line over the next two weekends. Officials said the switch will start Thursday as crews do construction and maintenance on the light rail lines.

10/17/2013

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Commissioner McLaughlin Details SW LRT Plans

Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin discussed plans and expenses on a Light Rail Transit line through the Mpls-Eden Prairie Southwest Corridor.

10/03/2013

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Green Line Stop Will Connect Train To Downtown Skyway

Crews broke ground on a fancy new elevator station on Wednesday that will eventually allow riders of Metro Transit’s forthcoming Green light rail line to get from the street to the skyway in downtown St. Paul.

08/28/2013

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Hiawatha LRT Service Resumes After Morning Ice

This fresh dose of winter has caused Metro Transit’s light rail line to halt Thursday morning, as ice on the power lines forced them to shut down the entire line, from Mall of America to Target Field.

04/11/2013

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LRT Service Resumes In Minneapolis After Disruption

Authorities say light rail service in downtown Minneapolis resumed just before 1 p.m. Thursday after being disrupted because of a downed power line.

03/07/2013

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Metro Transit Workers Vote In Favor Of New Deal

Metro transit employees are going to work Tuesday morning knowing they have a new contract under their belt.

01/08/2013

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Light-Rail Service Suspended This Weekend

Those hoping to use the train to get in and out of downtown Minneapolis should brush up on their Plan B.

11/15/2012

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Metro Transit To Offer Free Rides To Wolves Games

Metro Transit will once again be offering free bus and light rail rides to Minnesota Timberwolves fans before and after every home game this forthcoming season, according to the team.

11/02/2012

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Police: Man Stabbed Near LRT Station In Minneapolis

Police are investigating after a man was apparently stabbed near a light rail transit station on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis early Wednesday morning.

10/17/2012

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Central Corridor Joined To Hiawatha LRT Line

Crews working on the Central Corridor light rail line that will connect downtown Minneapolis with downtown St. Paul reached a milestone on Wednesday. The line was officially joined with the existing Hiawatha LRT line in Minneapolis.

09/05/2012

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Central Corridor Reaches The Halfway Mark

The Central Corridor light rail project has reached a milestone. The 11-mile line connecting the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis is now 50 percent complete.

05/14/2012

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Free LRT Rides Saturday Night For St. Paddy’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and if it turns out that you’re have a little too much fun out there, consider riding a Metro Transit light rail train.

03/17/2012

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Hiawatha Light Rail Resumes Service At All Stops

After a long and, for some, frustrating week of commuting in south Minneapolis, the Hiawatha Light Rail service once again resumed operations in all stations.

02/24/2012

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Last Inspection Of Pedestrian Bridge Found No Problems

Engineers found no sign of trouble during their last inspection of a pedestrian bridge in Minneapolis where a suspension cable broke loose Sunday night.

02/21/2012

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Klobuchar Unveils $10M Interchange For Downtown Mpls.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar revealed details for a new transportation interchange in downtown Minneapolis Thursday morning, as well as a way to help pay for it.

12/22/2011

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