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What’s Open And What’s Closed On Memorial Day

To commemorate the Memorial Day holiday, many people have it off and a lot of places are closed. To help avoid any confusion, here’s a list of some of the places that are closed this holiday.

05/25/2015

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Metro Transit Simulates Train Derailment At Target Field

A crashed train, dozens of screaming people and smoke was the catastrophic scene that played out Wednesday morning at Target Field. Fortunately, it was just a drill.

05/20/2015

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Metro Transit Tries Out New Line Of Electronic Buses

Metro Transit is trying out another line of electric buses, looking for the next generation of vehicles that can be environmentally friendly and cost effective.

05/13/2015

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Metro Transit Wants $6 Million For Vikings Stadium Transit Bridge

When 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.

05/06/2015

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2 Mpls. Women Seriously Injured In Crash With Metro Transit Squad

Two Minneapolis women were seriously injured Friday night after their vehicle collided with a Metro Transit police squad car in downtown Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Park Avenue and 8th Street South.

04/25/2015

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‘Gutter Block Goon’ Gang Members Charged In St. Paul Assaults

Seven men were each charged Tuesday for their roles in three gang-related assaults over the span of two days in downtown St. Paul in January. The Ramsey County Attorney’s office says the defendants are all members of the Gutter Block Goon gang, and all are charged with two counts each of third- and fourth-degree riot, both of which are considered crimes committed for the benefit of a gang.

03/24/2015

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In The Twin Cities

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and if you’re looking for a place to go, we have a few ideas. There will be two big St. Patrick’s Day parades.

03/17/2015

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DPS Warns: Get A Sober Ride For St. Patrick’s Day

Nearly 127 million people across the country plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday. Those who do celebrate usually wear lots of green and spend lots of green. Because many observe the holiday with adult beverages, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety wanted to remind everyone to make sure they line up a sober ride if they’re planning on being out and about.

03/16/2015

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Celebrate Responsibly And Ride Free On Paddy’s Day

Metro Transit is hooking up responsible St. Patrick’s Day revelers with free rides in Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can ride free on both Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17 on buses, light rail or Northstar trains from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

03/11/2015

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St. Paul Posts New Anti-Loitering Signs In Skyways

People who walk through the downtown St. Paul skyway system are noticing some new signs posted on the walls.

03/05/2015

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24 Hours In Minnesota

Fly in to Minnesota, jump on the Metro Transit and see the best of Minnesota in 24 hours. Here is how.

02/28/2015

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Council: Metro Transit Sees Highest Ridership Since 1981

The Metropolitan Council says that in 2014 Metro Transit buses and trains had the highest ridership tally in more than 30 years.

01/28/2015

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St. Paul’s Packed With Winter Carnival Events This Weekend

From ice carvings to Crashed Ice and icy-cold beer, winter fun is in full swing this weekend in St. Paul. And even better, most events are free. Red Bull’s Crashed Ice has skated into town for the fourth-consecutive year. As many 100,000 people will pack into the hillside in front of the Cathedral of St. Paul.

01/23/2015

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Metro Transit Driver Retires To Surprise After 36 Years

Metro Transit Bus Driver Tony Taylor is retiring after 36 year of service. Taylor started driving in 1978, and has driven virtually every route Metro Transit operates.

01/14/2015

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Accident Causes Minor Delays Light Rail’s Blue Line

An accident on the Light Rail Blue Line may cause some minor delays for passengers Wednesday morning. According to Metro Transit officials, the accident occured at Interstate 494 and 34th Avenue.

01/14/2015

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Man Shot In Leg On LRT Franklin Avenue Platform

Police are investigating after one person was shot along the Metro Transit LRT Blue Line overnight. According to police, the shooting happened near the Franklin Avenue station.

01/02/2015

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Metro Transit Offers Free Rides For New Year’s Eve

If you don’t want to pay for a ride this New Year’s Eve, you can opt for the bus or light rail. Metro Transit is offering free rides on the Light Rail and 26 bus routes.

12/31/2014

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Metro Transit Offering Refunds For Northstar Commuter Rail Delays

If you’ve ever been on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line, had to wait for it and been late because of it, you’ll soon have a chance to get your money back if it happens again.

12/18/2014

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Officials: St. Paul Officer Caused Car-Train Crash

Metro Transit officials say a St. Paul police officer caused a collision between his squad car and a Green Line light-rail train when he ran a red light.

12/17/2014

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Police: Man Stabbed To Death At Mpls. Light Rail Station

A man is dead after a stabbing at a light rail station in Minneapolis Saturday afternoon. Minneapolis Police say the incident happened at the Lake Street – Midtown Station platform near Hiawatha Avenue. Metro Transit and Minneapolis police are investigating.

12/06/2014

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Metro Transit Orange Line Project Approved

A proposed new bus line between Burnsville and downtown Minneapolis has received federal approval. With the approval, Metro Transit and other agencies can begin detailed design, engineering and environmental work on the project.

11/22/2014

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‘Give To The Max’ Officials Hoping For Record Day

It’s Give to Max Day around the Twin Cities, a day where local non-profit organizations get out and encourage you to give your time and money. Now in its sixth year, it’s the one day of the year when you can pick your favorite cause, donate to it and groups that get the most support get even more cash.

11/13/2014

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After Daughter’s Assault, Dad Questions Mpls. Schools’ Bus Pass Program

A Minneapolis father is calling for change after his daughter was attacked while waiting for a Metro Transit bus. T.J. Richardson says his 14-year-old daughter had just left an after-school activity and was on the bus stop near 43rd Avenue and Penn Avenue when she was attacked.

11/05/2014

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St. Paul Squad Car Collides With Light Rail Train

St. Paul Police say a squad car was involved in a crash Monday afternoon with a Metro Transit Green Line train. The crash happened just before 3 p.m. near the intersection of University Avenue and Pascal Street. Police says the officer involved in the crash was not injured.

11/03/2014

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Twin Cities Bus Plan Would Expand Service By 2030

Metro Transit wants to expand Twin Cities-area bus services over the next 10 to 15 years with improvements that would cost $72.3 million a year. The agency has proposed 122 changes for local and express bus services that it says would increase bus frequency, make connections easier and create 14 more reverse-commuting routes by 2030.

10/30/2014

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