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Metro Transit’s Green Line Beats Goals First Month

After disruption during construction and disagreement over its need, there’s little debate the Metro Transit’s Green Line is off to a successful launch. That’s thanks to strong ridership from people like Melanie Wayne. She brought her girls down from Ham Lake for a light rail excursion.

07/18/2014

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St. Paul To Vote On Streetcar Study

There’s a big transit vote Wednesday for the St. Paul City Council. They must decide whether to move ahead with a study that would make way for streetcars to return to downtown St. Paul. The project would cost $250 million.

07/09/2014

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1 Killed In Blue Line Light Rail Accident

A pedestrian was hit by a Blue Line light rail train in Minneapolis on Friday afternoon. According to Metro Transit officials, the accident occurred at 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of E 35th Street and Highway 55.

06/20/2014

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Green Line Collides With Car In St. Paul

The METRO Green Line light-rail train collided with a car in St. Paul, Minn. Monday night. According to Metro Transit officials, the train and the car hit at 8:20 p.m. at the intersection of University Avenue and N. Hampden Avenue.

06/16/2014

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A New Addition Along The Green Line? Food Trucks

Now that the light rail’s new Green Line is up and running, some businesses in St. Paul are hoping it’ll pay off. Not the least among them, food trucks. Many local food trucks don’t spend much time in St. Paul but that could soon be changing.

06/16/2014

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Light Rail’s Green Line Opens With Celebration, Some Protest

The Green Line light rail that runs between St. Paul and Minneapolis is opening for business. Service on the Green Line will officially start at 10 a.m. Saturday after a ribbon cutting ceremony at Union Depot on St. Paul.

06/14/2014

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New Light Rail Station Opens At Target Field

It’s being called the Grand Central Station of Minnesota. The newest light rail station opened Saturday at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis. It will serve as a hub for the light rail as well as Northstar trains. Commuters can also connect to bus routes and bike trails there.

05/17/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-14-14

Wild Season is over. Hear recaps with Sid and Mike Max. Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.

05/14/2014

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LRT Connecting Downtowns Set To Run 24/7

The forthcoming commuter line connecting the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul via light rail train is likely scheduled to run 24 hours a day, every day. The Green Line was originally set to run only from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, with a four-hour gap on the overnights.

04/22/2014

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‘Faulty Work’ Leads To Repairs, Traffic Delays Near Green Line

Recent lane reductions at 11 intersections along the new light rail line between St. Paul and Minneapolis are resurrecting traffic headache memories for local motorists.

04/15/2014

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Police: 2 Shot Near Target Field

Two people are hospitalized after a shooting in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning. According to Minneapolis Police, the shooting happened near a light rail platform on the 300 block of Fifth Street North near Target Field at about 3 a.m.

04/12/2014

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Light Rail Practices Emergency Drill in St. Paul

Metro Transit police, St. Paul police and fire and Rail Operations are taking part in an emergency drill for St. Paul’s downtown Light Rail Sunday afternoon. The drill will go from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of University Avenue and Raymond Avenue.

04/05/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 4-2-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Did you miss something from today’s show? Listen back to some of the high lights by CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE! It’s today’s podcast!

04/02/2014

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MSP Urges Travelers To Arrive 2.5 Hours Before Departure

If you are flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, plan on getting there even earlier than usual. Travelers are now being advised to get to MSP two-and-a-half-hours early to make sure you make your flight. Airport officials say a perfect storm of factors have led to some the longest security lines in years, which have caused a lot of people to miss flights.

03/26/2014

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Buses Replace Light Rail Line In Downtown Mpls. This Weekend

Commuters taking light-rail trains to and from downtown Minneapolis this weekend will be hopping on a bus for a portion of their trip, according to Metro Transit officials. The Blue Line, formerly called the Hiawatha Line, will undergo scheduled maintenance from Friday at 7:30 p.m. till Monday at 3:30 a.m. between the Target Field and Franklin Avenue stations.

03/26/2014

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Guide To Minnesota’s Public Transportation

Make your way around town with public transportation in Minnesota.

03/01/2014

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2-24-14 Green Line Training Begins Today On The Morning News With Dave Lee

June 14th will soon be here, so drivers are starting to train today. Dave has the details…you can hear them too, just click the link above.

02/24/2014

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2-24-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The President comes to town on Wednesday….what will he be discussing? Find out by clicking the link above!

02/24/2014

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Sources: Obama To Visit St. Paul’s Union Depot, Talk Public Transit

President Barack Obama will visit St. Paul’s Union Depot next week, sources say.

02/21/2014

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1-3-14 Chris Coleman On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to listen to the Mayor discuss his vision for St. Paul in his 3rd term.

01/03/2014

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Metro Transit Provides Free New Year’s Eve Rides For 3rd Year

Metro Transit and Miller Lite will provide free bus and light rail rides on New Year’s Eve for the third year in a row. From 6 p.m. till the last scheduled trip, residents will be treated to complimentary rides on all Metro Transit buses and light rail, METRO Blue and Red lines, Plymouth Metrolink, Anoka County and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority buses. Metro Transit officials say they have provided more than one million rides through the Miller Free Rides Program on New Year’s Eve, and for the last 16 years on St. Patrick’s Day.

12/26/2013

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Father of Stowaway Boy: ‘He’s Misunderstood, But Very Intelligent’

The father of the 9-year-old boy who stowed away on a flight to Las Vegas is now speaking out, as his son is reportedly on his way back to Minnesota. The father did not want his name or face revealed, because his son is a minor, and according to a CNN source, the boy was being returned “because the jurisdiction where the boy is from is where issues will be addressed.”

10/08/2013

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New US Transportation Sec. Meets With Sen. Klobuchar In Mpls.

Senator Amy Klobuchar met Monday in Minneapolis with the newly confirmed U.S. Transportation secretary Anthony Foxx. They met to discuss Minnesota’s transportation needs and investing federal money into new light rail and state highway projects. “A strong transportation system insures that a working mom can spend less time in traffic and more time with her kids,” Foxx said.

07/22/2013

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