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After Big Cuts, Met Council Approves SWLRT PlansAfter years of controversy, plans to extend the light rail from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie are moving forward. But that means some big cuts to the original plan.
Met Council Struggles To Make $341M In SW Light Rail Project CutsThe Metropolitan Council has to cut millions of dollars from the Southwest Light Rail project. The Green Line extension will run from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis. The Southwest LRT Corridor Management Committee met Wednesday morning to go over potential cost-saving options.
Metro Transit Wants $6 Million For Vikings Stadium Transit BridgeWhen the Minnesota Vikings had a dome over their heads, it was commotion on ten Sundays a year. And when the new Vikings Stadium opens its doors, it will likely be a repeat. Metro Transit officials asked for a bridge to connect the crowd to the far side of the light rail track.
Republicans Debating $67M Cut From State OperationsThe Minnesota House is debating a Republican bill to put the brakes on spending for state government operations.
Light-Rail Fare Jumpers Could Face CrackdownTwin Cities light-rail transit officials today defended themselves at the State Capitol against what some lawmakers say is an "epidemic" of fare jumpers.
Pickle Company Takes Responsibility For Southwest Metro StenchPeople living in the southwest metro might have noticed an unpleasant smell over the past couple of days. "It smelled like raw sewage," Shakopee resident Mike Moll said. "It was absolutely disgusting."
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.
'Go Green Saturday' Seeks To Boost St. Paul BusinessesThe 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.
Met Council Joins Minn. Lawsuit Against 3MThe Metropolitan Council is joining the state of Minnesota in its lawsuit against 3M Co. seeking damages for alleged environmental consequences tied to its disposal of chemicals once used to make Scotchgard.
Contractor: Vikings Stadium Could Be Done By 2015A construction firm involved in planning a proposed Minnesota Vikings stadium is refuting a report that it couldn't be built by the 2015 football season.
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