St. Louis Park
Years of debate surrounding the Southwest light rail transit project has led to a plan some Minneapolis City Council members call incomplete. But council members nonetheless voted to approve the latest plans for the railway that will connect suburbs like Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, and Minnetonka to Minneapolis.
State Rep. Steve Simon is the DFL nominee for secretary of state. Simon turned back two frequent candidates, Dick Franson and Gregg Iverson, in Tuesday’s primary.
Authorities in St. Louis Park are trying to find the person or people responsible for setting two separate fires at the same business in the last few weeks. The latest fire happened last Friday at the Maaco auto painting and body shop on Oxford Street.
With 9-year-old Jayden and 7-year-old Andrew, Karen Wettanen is always busy. And when back-to-school time arrives, she’s almost always strapped. The working mom from St. Louis Park lives on a fixed income, so filling up their backpacks stretches her budget.
Four Minneapolis-area firefighters are searching for a father and son from Minnesota missing since planning to go for a hike in Colorado’s mountains in April. The firefighters began searching for 51-year-old Damain McManus and 18-year-old Evan McManus near Mount Evans Tuesday.
Two more communities are on board with the new Southwest light rail project, after St. Louis Park and Eden Prairie approved the new $1.6 billion project at their city council meetings Monday night.
A team of firefighters from the Minneapolis area is heading to the Colorado mountains to search for two hikers from Minnesota who’ve been missing since April. Fifty-one-year-old Damian McManus and his 18-year-old son Evan McManus, both of St. Louis Park, were least heard from April 2 when they went to Mount Evans for a spring break hike.
There’s a big transit vote Wednesday for the St. Paul City Council. They must decide whether to move ahead with a study that would make way for streetcars to return to downtown St. Paul. The project would cost $250 million.
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.
From St. Louis Park to St. Paul — sandbags to mudslides– evidence of flooding is all over the metro. “The people who’ve been here years and years never seen it this bad,” said Tharcisse Mulfinger, of St. Louis Park.
Communities along the Minnehaha Creek faced flooded yards and streets Thursday. The 22 mile-long creek, which connects Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Falls, reached the highest water levels ever recorded Thursday morning. People in the St. Louis Park Creekside neighborhood are helping each other stack sandbags.
A University of Minnesota food scientist has died, nine days after he was pulled from a private pool during a Memorial Day gathering in St. Louis Park. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Friday that 48-year-old Koushik Seetharaman died Tuesday at Hennepin County Medical Center. The cause of death was a lack of oxygen to the brain. Doctors believe he suffered a cardiac arrest in the pool.
One of the most popular creeks in the Twin Cities is at a major risk for flooding after heavy rain Saturday with more expected Sunday. The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities said Minnehaha Creek is at 16.88 feet, which is the highest it’s been since 2011, when it was at 16.74 feet in the middle of July.
More rain on the way could create more problems for folks who live along Minnehaha Creek. One of the wettest springs on record in the Twin Cities has created dangerous conditions in the creek and an ongoing stressor for some homeowners like Chris Kellick.
A woman driving a car with five children inside when it plunged into a St. Louis park holding pond last November spent Wednesday morning in Hennepin County Court. According to court documents, 23-year-old Marian Guerrido of Brooklyn Center was driving without a valid license at Highways 100 and 7 when she veered and crashed into a pond.