A Central Corridor light rail construction worker lost his hand and foot after heavy machinery rolled over on him Tuesday. The worker for contractor Ames Construction was working on an overpass near I-35W when the mobile lift he was in toppled over.
18-year-old from Zumbrota dies in Goodhue County crash
The crash happened in rural Goodhue County around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.
3 Minneapolis beaches closed due to E. coli contamination
No illnesses have been reported, according to the MPRB.
'Hockeyland' documentary debuting in Minnesota movie theaters
The documentary has received great reviews at numerous film festivals.
Former Minnesota Olympic runner accused of driving drunk in Eden Prairie crash
Police said the man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
Woman fighting for her life after shooting in Minneapolis
The woman was shot only about a half-hour after a 14-year-old suffered critical injuries in an apparent accidental discharge.
Two students face discipline over racist messages at Prior Lake High School
Families and students were largely uncooperative with the investigation.
Cause of Hopkins house explosion that killed couple revealed
Sharon and Herb Vassar were killed in the explosion. Herb built the home back in 1962.
Charges: Minnesota camp counselor fired arrows at kids, injuring boy
An 8-year-old boy was shot in the arm with an arrow.
Two Harbors votes overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Chris Swanson
The mayor had been scrutinized for several things leading up to the vote Tuesday.
Suspected gunman at large after homicide near Albert Lea
The 32-year-old suspect was last seen in a 2004 white Ford F-150 with Minnesota license number EUZ-057.
Business owners say light rail construction has damaged buildings
Property owners along the Central Corridor light rail line expected business disruptions during the construction, but now some say the work is physically damaging their buildings. But the Metropolitan Council and its contractor say cracks in foundations and facades of the old buildings are not necessarily the result of construction work.
Light rail construction to close Washington Ave. bridge in Minneapolis
The bridge will close at 10 p.m. Friday because of light rail construction. The closure will last throughout the weekend. Officials said the bridge is expected to be reopened by 5 a.m. Monday, in time for the morning commute.
Businesses hurt by light-rail construction borrow $2M
Nearly 150 bars, restaurants and a variety of other businesses have borrowed more than $2 million from a "forgivable" loan fund as they try to stay afloat during disruptive construction of the 11-mile Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line, the Pioneer Press reports. The line will connect the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul by 2014.
Legal challenges add up costs for Light Rail project
Three lawsuits--only one of which is still pending--have added more than a million dollars to the Central Corridor light rail construction project. Taxpayers are on the line for the extra costs but the Metropolitan Council says it doesn't anticipate any cost overruns.
Ironworkers protest at Lakeville Wal-Mart construction site
Picketers are protesting what they call "underpaid" and "underskilled" laborers. The union says a project sub-contractor is trying to cut costs by exploiting workers. AME Construction says those accusations are false and that the company pays workers fairly.
St. Paul City Council clears way for noisy overnight light rail construction
Downtown St. Paul residents are bracing for some restless nights. The Pioneer Press the City Council is exempting light rail construction crews from after-hours noise laws. The Council is allowing only a limited number of noisy construction episodes after midnight.
Met Council splits up Southwest Corridor light-rail contract
The Metropolitan Council has decided not to award a nearly $100 million contract to URS Corp. Instead, the Star Tribune reports the agency divided engineering work for the $1.25 billion Southwest Corridor light-rail line into four separate contracts. San Francisco-based URS will still be allowed to bid on the smaller contracts, despite its involvement with the Sabo pedestrian bridge and the Interstate 35W bridge before it collapsed in August 2007.
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