After a four-year, $100 million pilot project in four communities, including the Twin Cities, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a report that not only did biking increase by nearly 50 percent over the three-year life of the four projects, but there were 7,700 fewer tons of carbon dioxide emitted, 1.2 million fewer gallons of gas burned and a $6.9 million a year reduction in health care costs.
Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside
A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.
MSP snowplow drivers reach contract agreement after threatening strike
Teamsters Local 320 reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission Saturday.
What you should know about the Vikings' head coach candidates
Seven candidates were revealed on Saturday morning.
COVID testing site in Minneapolis to move temporarily as Boat Show moves in
The testing site will be moved to U.S. Bank Stadium.
Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth
A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.
Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'
Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.
Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting
Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots
The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020, resulted in one man's death.
Election officials dismiss conservative group's complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar
The group alleged that she used campaign funds on her future husband's consulting firm.
Group unfurls banner next to 35W bridge urging infrastructure investment
Members of Minnesotans for a Fair Economy unfurled a banner on the 10th Ave. bridge in Minneapolis with the words 'Fix this. Put America back to work' They say fixing infrastructure can create jobs and improve safety.
Population bust in exurbs leaves towns struggling to pay for new infrastructure
The city of New Prague, with its brand new $30 million sewer plant, is not alone among exurban towns that were booming 10 years ago – and invested in pricey new public works projects. But that boom has gone bust, and now rural towns on the metro's edges are finding it tough to pay for the facilities, the Star Tribune reports.
You're hired! Billboard pays off for unemployed Rosemount man
Bennett Olson says he has taken a sales and marketing associate position at Laser Design & GKS Services in Bloomington. The 22-year-old paid $300 last month to advertise his online resume on the electronic billboard along 35W near downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis slips from No. 2 to 4 in bike commuting
The latest American Community Survey found 3.5 percent of residents commuted to work primarily by bike -- that's down from the city's the peak of 4.3 percent in 2008.
St. Paul music student hopes ND 'shower trucks' will pay off
On a recent trip to the North Dakota oil boomtown of Williston, 18-year-old Evan Jensen noticed that something smelled kind of funny: the workers. The huge rush of people to the region to work on the oil boom has created a shortage of many things, including the ability to take a shower. So, the enterprising young musician came up with a clever idea that he hopes will cover the bills this fall at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. CNN puts him in the spotlight.
Delta Air Lines investing in Minnesota
The Atlanta-based airline says the Twin Cities is a key part of its operations. Delta's senior vice president of Minnesota operations told the Star Tribune the airline is investing more than $3 million in new equipment at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Delta already employs 12,000 people in Minnesota and plans to add 400 positions in June.
Good Samaritans pay off shoppers' layaway bills at Twin Cities Kmarts
Fox brings us a heart-warmer for the holidays. A trend that started elsewhere is catching on the Twin Cities: So far, four good Samaritans around the metro have called up Kmarts to pay off shoppers' layaway bills. In all four cases, they wished to remain anonymous. And the Star Tribune says another $1,000 has found its way into a Salvation Army kettle.
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