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.
2 dead after driver flees cop in Coon Rapids, crashes in Anoka
The double-fatal crash happened on Main Street near Ferry Street in Anoka.
Fleeing suspect charged in crash that left husband dead, wife critical
Daniel Joseph Fisher, 57, died from multiple blunt force injuries in a crash Sunday. His wife, Cathleen, is in critical condition as of Tuesday.
Threat of severe weather returns to Minnesota for 2 days
Isolated severe storms Wednesday, followed by scattered severe storms Thursday.
1 dead, 2 injured in crash at intersection in Ramsey
The crash happened at the intersection of Bunker Lake Blvd. and Sunfish Lake Blvd.
Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park
Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.
Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man
Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.
2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting
A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.
Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate
The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.
Lineup for returning Canterbury Park Concert Series revealed
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary
Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.
US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI
The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.
7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND
Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
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.
Light rail worker loses hand, foot in construction accident
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.
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.
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.
Downtown St. Paul: Construction congestion expected
Work being done on St. Paul's Cedar Street bridge related to construction of the Central Corridor light-rail transit line will create various night-time restrictions of Interstates 94 and 35E, beginning Sunday and lasting through Thursday, the Pioneer Press reports.
Judge orders new study of Central Corridor construction's impact on business
A federal judge says the agencies overseeing the project didn't do a good enough job in their first study on how the construction could impact local businesses, but the judge rejected a call to shut down the project.
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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