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Klobuchar Concerned By Lack Of Public Transport To New USCIS Office

Plans to relocate a federal government office in the Twin Cities have gone off track, and all because of a bus stop. Many people who need to go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Bloomington wouldn’t be able to get there easily without public transportation. The office’s current location is just a block away from a bus stop, but the office is scheduled to move this fall. Even though the office is still in Bloomington, it is at least 3 miles away from a Metro Transit bus stop.

02/10/2014

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Police: LRT Train Hits Maple Grove Squad In Minneapolis

Authorities are investigating after a Maple Grove squad car was involved in an accident with a light rail train in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning. Metro Transit Police said the accident happened at about 1 a.m. Saturday near the station at 5th street and 5th Avenue in Minneapolis.

02/01/2014

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Man Struck, Killed By Northstar Train Identified

The man who was killed after walking train tracks northwest of the Twin Cities metro Monday afternoon and being struck by a Northstar Line train has been identified. According to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, 51-year-old Robert Borowick of Blaine, Minn. was walking just north of the intersection of 192nd Avenue and Zebulon Street.

01/22/2014

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Man Hit By Train, Killed In North Metro; Officials Investigating

A man walking train tracks northwest of the Twin Cities metro Monday afternoon died when he was hit by a train, officials say.

01/20/2014

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Minneapolis Man, 62, Killed In Light Rail Train Accident

Authorities said a 62-year-old Minneapolis man was killed Sunday night after being hit by a light rail train. John Siqveland with Metro Transit said the accident happened at about 6 p.m. Sunday near 42nd Street East and Hiawatha Avenue.

01/15/2014

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Charges: Man’s Tongue Nearly Severed In Metro Transit Assault

A 31-year-old St. Paul man is accused of nearly severing a man’s tongue in a Metro Transit bus attack in late November, according to charges filed in Ramsey County.

01/14/2014

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Metro Transit: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By LRT

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a light rail train in Minneapolis Sunday evening, according to Metro Transit.

01/12/2014

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Mechanical Issue Shuts Down LRT In Minneapolis

Officials said a mechanical issue has forced light rail transit to shut down in part of Minneapolis and commuters should expect significant delays Tuesday morning. Metro transit officials said the Blue Line of light rail transit had to be shut down at Lake Street.

12/31/2013

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Metro Transit Provides Free New Year’s Eve Rides For 3rd Year

Metro Transit and Miller Lite will provide free bus and light rail rides on New Year’s Eve for the third year in a row. From 6 p.m. till the last scheduled trip, residents will be treated to complimentary rides on all Metro Transit buses and light rail, METRO Blue and Red lines, Plymouth Metrolink, Anoka County and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority buses. Metro Transit officials say they have provided more than one million rides through the Miller Free Rides Program on New Year’s Eve, and for the last 16 years on St. Patrick’s Day.

12/26/2013

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‘CCO Viewer Gifts iPad To Blind Man Who Had His Stolen On Bus

A blind preschool teacher whose iPad was stolen on a bus got a new one thanks to a WCCO-TV viewer. WCCO reported on Jordan Richardson’s story last week. He uses his iPad to read out loud to him.

12/12/2013

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Metro Transit Cameras Capture Suspect Who Robbed Blind Man

It’s a crime that’s hard to believe: a blind man had his iPad mini stolen while riding a city bus. The theft happened two weeks ago as Jordan Richardson rode home from work.

12/05/2013

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Minneapolis, St. Paul Declare Snow Emergencies

The ongoing snow event keeps on putting a snarl in everyone’s Wednesday plans, and many are going to have to find alternatives for overnight parking, as well. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared snow emergencies effective Wednesday at 9 p.m.

12/04/2013

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Bus Driver Charged With Assaulting Rider Still On The Job

Adrieanne Simmons, a St. Paul woman who said she was repeatedly punched in the head by a bus driver, wants to know why he’s back on the job. Her bus driver was charged with misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property in the October incident, but he’s back behind the wheel.

11/01/2013

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Metro Transit Driver Charged With Assaulting Rider

A Metro Transit bus driver has been charged with multiple counts of assault for allegedly smashing a rider’s cell phone and punching her multiple times earlier this month. Charges were recently filed against 46-year-old James Yang in Ramsey County Court over the October 2 incident.

10/31/2013

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Buses Will Replace Light Rail Service Next 2 Weekends In Parts Of Mpls.

Metro Transit officials said Thursday that buses will replace train service on the Metro Blue Line over the next two weekends. Officials said the switch will start Thursday as crews do construction and maintenance on the light rail lines.

10/17/2013

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