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Could Minn. Get More High-Speed Train Money?

Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia and Amtrak are vying for $2.4 billion in federal aid that became available when Florida’s governor canceled a high-speed rail project in his state, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday.

04/06/2011

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Minn. Bill Puts State Agencies On Chopping Block

A Minnesota legislator who is pushing a bill to slim the state work force has another proposal to get rid of many cabinet-level departments all together.

03/10/2011

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Construction Starts On $243M Train Hub In St. Paul

Construction crews are starting a $243 million renovation that will turn St. Paul’s historic Union Depot back into a hub for trains and buses.

01/18/2011

A U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent walks through the terminal at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, November 6, 2010. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman: TSA Agents Treated Me ‘Like A Criminal’

In midst of the uproar over new airport security measures, a Hopkins woman says her experience with Transportation Security Administration agents made her feel like a criminal.

11/23/2010

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Best Ways To Go Green And Save Money

Reduce your carbon footprint. Go green. Recycle, reduce, reuse. Save the planet.

These are just some of the popular sayings we’ve heard over the years about protecting our environment and they’ve seemed to make a difference as the “green movement” grows bigger and bigger year after year.

The most significant impact may be the awareness raised about protecting the Earth, but the money-saving side effect has been a plus too.

That’s why we wanted to share 10 of the best ways to go green and save some green. We’ve talked with some experts in fields of energy efficiency and sustainable living — Mary Morse, the Communications Director at the Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) in the Twin Cities, and the folks over at ENERGY STAR as well as the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C. — to help us bring you some easy ways to go green and save you money.

CBS Minnesota–11/09/2010

Report: 12% of MN Bridges Substandard

Nearly three years after the Minneapolis bridge collapse, a new report finds 12 percent of the state’s bridges are “structurally deficient” or substandard.

07/22/2010

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