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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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