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About 35,000 Apply For Section 8 Housing In The Metro

Numbers from the Metropolitan Council show that nearly 40,000 people applied last week seeking Section 8 housing in the metro area.

03/01/2015

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Minneapolis, Met Council Bridge Difference Over LRT

The plan to extend the Southwest Light Rail corridor overcame an obstacle Friday to keep the plan on schedule. If an agreement hadn’t been reached, it could have cost the state an extra $100 million or more.

02/27/2015

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Section 8 Housing Applications Outnumber Slots

For the first time in more than five years, thousands of people in the metro area have a chance to apply for Section 8 housing.

02/25/2015

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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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Dayton Taps Political Ally To Chair Metropolitan Council

Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on an experienced transit official and a political ally to lead the Metropolitan Council. Current council member Adam Duininck will replace outgoing Chairwoman Sue Haigh. Duininck has served on the board since 2011.

01/16/2015

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Head Of Regional Planning Agency To Depart

The regional planning agency that runs the Twin Cities bus and transit system is in search of a new leader.

11/19/2014

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Mpls., Met Council Reach Tentative SWLRT Agreement

The City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council reached a tentative agreement on plans for the proposed Southwest Corridor Light Rail project that should reduce the budget by $30 million. The proposed light rail line would run from downtown Minneapolis through to Eden Prairie.

07/08/2014

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Met Council: Green Line Attracts $2.5B In Development

Metro Transit’s 11-mile Green Line light rail system running from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis begins service exactly one month from today on June 14. The route promises greater access throughout for the Twin Cities and metro area suburbs.

05/14/2014

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LRT Connecting Downtowns Set To Run 24/7

The forthcoming commuter line connecting the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul via light rail train is likely scheduled to run 24 hours a day, every day. The Green Line was originally set to run only from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, with a four-hour gap on the overnights.

04/22/2014

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‘Faulty Work’ Leads To Repairs, Traffic Delays Near Green Line

Recent lane reductions at 11 intersections along the new light rail line between St. Paul and Minneapolis are resurrecting traffic headache memories for local motorists.

04/15/2014

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Met Council Approves Southwest LRT Shallow Tunnels Plan

It’s been in the planning stages for years, but the controversial Southwest Light Rail line took a big step forward Wednesday. The Metropolitan Council voted 14-2 to approve the shallow tunnel plan that runs under the Kenilworth Trail.

04/09/2014

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Researchers: The Twin Cities Metro Growing

New numbers out Thursday show the Twin Cities metro area is growing. The number of people in the metro topped 2.9 million in 2012. Since the 2010 census, the population has grown by about 59,000.

07/11/2013

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Minn. Senate Backs 3 Dayton Appointees

The Senate voted Monday to back Edwin Van Petten to lead the Minnesota State Lottery, Susan Haigh as chairwoman of the Metropolitan Council, and Carolyn Parnell as the state’s chief information officer.

02/11/2013

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Dozens Of Projects Seek Minn. Development Money

Promoters of civic center expansions, a light-rail line, a minor-league ballpark and other local facilities are vying for a piece of a $47.5 million business development fund created by lawmakers who left those projects out of this year’s state construction package.

07/09/2012

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Bike App Boosts Planning For Path Improvements, New Trails

The Twin Cities is known as one of the most bike-friendly areas in the country. But there’s always room for improvement, right?

07/04/2012

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Sewage Leaks Into Mississippi River

A leak in a sewer pipe in Fridley that runs along the banks of the Mississippi River and was sending approximately 500 to 1,000 gallons of sewage into the river per minute at around 2 p.m. Thursday, officials said.

06/21/2012

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Met Council Looking To Drop Rates For Northstar Commuter Line

Twin Cities travelers may not have to pay as much to take the Northstar Commuter Rail Line soon.

06/14/2012

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Family Speaks Out, Fed Up With Neighbor’s Alleged Harassment

A White Bear Lake couple is speaking out about years of being victimized by a neighbor who taunted and yelled obscenities at them and their three children.

05/29/2012

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Council Approves $1M Campaign Over Rail Construction

After hearing a number of complaints, the Metropolitan Council is trying to ease the anger over the Central Corridor light rail project.

01/03/2012

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Met Council Joins Minn. Lawsuit Against 3M

The 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.

11/07/2011

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Metro Transit Holds Hearings On Possible Fare Increases

Metro Transit is talking about how much it may have to cut bus routes and hike fares when a state budget is actually approved.

07/07/2011

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Council Solicits Input On Fare Hikes, Reduced Services

With the threat of a government shutdown looming, the Metropolitan Council has planned a series of public hearings to collect input regarding possible reductions in transit service and fare increases.

06/28/2011

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Metropolitan Council Needs Help Naming Transit System

San Francisco has BART, Chicago the “El” and in D.C., everyone hops on the Metro, but what about the Twin Cities?

02/23/2011

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Judge Raps Light Rail Project, But Won’t Halt It

A federal judge says planners of the light-rail corridor slated to connect St. Paul and Minneapolis failed to properly gauge how it would affect nearby businesses but he refused a request to halt its construction.

01/27/2011

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Dayton Picks Habitat Head For Urban Affairs Board

Gov.-elect Mark Dayton has picked a new leader for the board that runs the Twin Cities transit system, coordinates affordable housing and plans for regional population growth.

12/29/2010