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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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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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