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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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Light Rail Routes Renamed

Starting Friday, each route the light rail takes is getting a new name. They’ll be colors instead of being named after streets, or the areas they serve. The Hiawatha Light Rail Line will now be called the Metro Blue Line.

05/17/2013

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Man Killed In Light Rail Crash Identified

The 49-year-old man who was killed after being hit by a light rail train on the Hiawatha line has been identified.

03/24/2013

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Car Collides With Light Rail In Minneapolis

Metro Transit officials are on the scene of an accident involving a vehicle and Minneapolis light rail car.

03/18/2013

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New Traffic Signal Technology Cuts Drivers’ Wait Time On Hiawatha Ave

New technology has improved traffic signal timing on Hiawatha Avenue, helping drivers spend less time at red lights, the city of Minneapolis says.

02/06/2013

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Thousands Visit St. Paul’s Newly Renovated Union Depot

Step into the grand old neoclassical building in St. Paul’s Lowertown and you’re immediately taken back to a time when coal-puffing locomotives carried passengers from the Twin Cities to points far and wide.

12/08/2012

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‘Go Green Saturday’ Seeks To Boost St. Paul Businesses

The shopping’s not done yet. Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, which has shoppers heading out to their local stores.

11/24/2012

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Best Holiday Travel Tips For People From Minnesota

For some, holiday travel can be time consuming and stressful. With a bit of planning, however, many travel headaches can be avoided entirely.

11/17/2012

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WWE Star Springs Into Action To Stop LRT Crime

Video has been released that shows a professional wrestler springing into action on a light rail train in order to stop a potential crime.

10/18/2012

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Light Rail Construction Brings Wed. Night Road Closures In St. Paul

Multiple lanes of Interstate 94 and ramps of Interstate 35E will close in the downtown St. Paul commons area Wednesday night for light-rail-related construction, the Department of Transportation says.

09/26/2012

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Light Rail Construction Has Popular Restaurant Facing Foreclosure

The owners of a Vietnamese restaurant in St. Paul are hoping their friends, family and customers will come to their aid.

09/19/2012

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Business Owners Say ‘Thank You’ To LRT Workers

The “Central Corridor” is an 11-mile line that will link downtown St. Paul with downtown Minneapolis by 2014. It should be 75 percent complete by the end of this year.

09/10/2012

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Light Rail Construction Irks Stadium Village Businesses

Central Corridor light rail construction is moving along on schedule, but businesses in Stadium Village say it’s brought customers to a halt. The maze of streets, closures, and detours near Washington Avenue and Huron Boulevard is making it hard for people to patronize their favorite businesses near the University of Minnesota campus.

08/11/2012

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LRT Construction Creates Night Road Closures On Thursday, Friday

Beginning late Thursday, June 21, motorists in the eastern metro area should expect delays as closures take place inside the I-35E/I-94 Capitol Interchange in St. Paul.

06/16/2012

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Metro Transit: Buses To Carry Commuters During Weekend Light Rail Construction

The Hiawatha light-rail line will be shut down between Target Field and Franklin Avenue this weekend as crews perform construction and maintenance, Metro Transit says.

05/29/2012

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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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Light Rail To Partially Shut Down This Weekend

The clang-clang-clang of the “trolley” will be replaced by the beep-beep-beep of the Metro Transit bus along part of the Hiawatha Avenue route this weekend.

05/01/2012

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Light Rail Construction Kills Man’s Restaurant Dream

A St. Paul restaurant owner says he’s been forced to close down for good.

04/14/2012

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Police Looking For Suspects In 5 Minneapolis Robberies

Police are looking for a several suspects who they believe were involved in at least five robberies over the past week in the Corcoran neighborhood of Minneapolis.

03/02/2012

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Crews Trying To Figure Out Why Bridge Broke

Minneapolis city crews have been working around the clock trying to figure out what caused cables to snap on the Sabo Pedestrian Bridge.

02/25/2012

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Hiawatha Headaches Continue For 3rd Day

For the third day now, commuters in south Minneapolis are coping with the extra headache of getting around a closed section of Hiawatha Avenue.

02/22/2012

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Hiawatha Ave., LRT Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Light-rail service on Hiawatha continues to be closed for three stations, as crews work to repair the Sabo Bridge.

02/21/2012

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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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Snapped Cable Puts Kink In Hwy. 55 Traffic, LRT

A bicycle and pedestrian bridge in Minneapolis has been closed for repairs after a cable support broke and caused a separate pair of cables to fail.

02/20/2012

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LRT Construction Hurting Chocolate Confectioner

Light rail construction along University Avenue is on schedule, but the work has come at a cost. It’s taken a toll on many of the businesses along that street.

02/09/2012

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