The $700 million project is fully funded, but needs congressional action to bypass federal environmental regulations that protects rivers like the St. Croix from construction projects. The bill now goes to the House floor.
Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis will get new name
A school board meeting was held this week, discussing what's next going forward.
Uber passenger dies a week after fiery crash in St. Paul
Her Uber was struck by a suspected drunk-driver.
Suspect identified in gunfire barrage that injured teen in Brooklyn Park
The city's major crimes unit is investigating.
Target profits plunge as it takes hit from shedding excess goods
The retailer announced earlier this year it would be slashing prices.
Man, woman found dead in St. Paul home after child calls 911
Police say no suspects are being sought.
Las Vegas man identified as victim killed near 38th and Chicago
The 25-year-old died at the scene Sunday afternoon.
Man indicted for armed robberies of 3 St. Paul grocery stores
The 38-year-old is facing federal charges.
Bridge damage closes westbound Hwy. 62 between Richfield, Edina
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said bridge maintenance work is in progress.
Charges: Drunk driver killed former chair of Hibbing Chamber of Commerce
Michael Miller's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.
Gallery: Stillwater estate turned into private oasis hits market for first time
The sprawling estate is minutes from downtown Stillwater.
U.S. House approves legislation to build new bridge over St. Croix River
Lawmakers voted 339 to 80 Thursday in favor of exempting the $700 million project from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The bill now goes to President Obama. Senators passed the legislation in January.
U.S. House set to vote on St. Croix River bridge
Supporters of a new bridge near Stillwater have been pushing the concept for decades. They believe they can finally reach their goal if the House votes to exempt part of the St. Croix from its status as a Wild and Scenic River. But the bridge has its critics. They're using financial arguments in hopes of rallying opposition.
Ellison, McCollum introduce bill aimed at capping cost of new St. Croix bridge
Democrat Reps. Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison have introduced a bill to cap any bridge project using federal funds at just under $600 million. The proposed bridge currently has a $700 million price tag.
Supporters of new St. Croix River bridge set to celebrate Saturday
Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Michele Bachmann will be among the people in Stillwater this weekend for the event. The U.S. House and Senate sent legislation to President Obama exempting the $700 million dollar project from the the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
No vote in 2011 for new St. Croix River crossing
Federal environmental approval for the the new St. Croix River bridge will have to wait until next year. Lawmakers adjourned for the holidays without taking any congressional action. Eight U.S. House members from Minnesota and Wisconsin are urging their colleagues to make the project a priority. The $690 million, four-lane bridge would replace the current 80-year-old Stillwater Lift Bridge between Minnesota and Wisconsin.
MnDOT: Construction on new St. Croix River bridge to begin next spring
MnDOT officials tell MPR that foundation work on the new bridge crossing the St. Croix River downstream from Stillwater will begin next spring, rather than in 2014. The proposed four-lane bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin will replace the 80-year-old Stillwater Lift Bridge. The entire project is estimated to cost up to $676 million and take about three years to complete.
House committee approves bill to expand gambling
The proposal would allow electronic pull tabs, electronic bingo and sports-themed tip boards. The bill was originally meant to fund a new home for the Vikings, but the bill's author, Republican Rep. John Kriesel, separated the issue from the stadium, saying he was worried the stadium controversy would sink the gambling expansion.
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