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Mpls. NAACP Calls For Investigation Of Force Used In Light Rail Arrest

The Minneapolis NAACP is calling for changes to law enforcement practices following the arrest of a black man on the light rail last Wednesday. Video surfaced of 21-year-old Draon Armstrong being slammed to the ground during his arrest on the Green Line at Target Field Station on July 8.

07/16/2015

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City Council Votes To Reduce Street Parking For Mpls. Residents

The number of parking spots for Minneapolis residents could soon decrease. The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed an amendment to the zoning code that will reduce the number of parking spaces for residential areas that are by frequent buses and rail transit.

07/10/2015

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Metro Transit Bus Driver Retires After 43 Accident-Free Years

After 43 years on the job, a very good Metro Transit bus driver has retired. On Wednesday morning, Jerry Olson said goodbye to some of the 23 million riders he’s served over the years.

07/08/2015

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Nicollet Mall Businesses Brace For Massive Construction Project

As of Monday morning, there was less congestion on Nicollet Mall. Buses are not allowed on the downtown stretch because of construction work for the Nicollet Mall redesign. The construction project on Nicollet Mall is expected to last through 2017.

07/06/2015

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Nicollet Mall Closed To Bus Traffic Starting Monday

Beginning Monday morning, you won’t see any buses driving down Nicollet Mall for a while. Work will be underway on the Nicollet Mall project and during the 2015 construction season, the work will primarily consist of the installation or repairing of utility systems.

07/05/2015

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Green Line Connecting Minneapolis, St. Paul Turns 1

It’s now been one year since the first Green Line train went between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. The $1 billion line has had some issues with collisions and non-paying riders. But it’s also had more riders than expected.

06/14/2015

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Metro Transit Celebrates Green Line’s 1st Year With Weekend Closures

Metro Transit is excited about the continued success of the Green Line. Sunday marks its one-year anniversary, so Metro Transit will distribute commemorative buttons along the way on Monday.

06/12/2015

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Impaired Driver Hits City Bus, Which Hits School In DT St. Paul

A Metro Transit bus was struck by a car Saturday morning in downtown St. Paul, causing the bus to hit a school building. Metro Transit officials say the accident happened at about 7 a.m. at the corner of West 7th and Robert streets.

06/06/2015

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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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