To backers of the Northern Lights Express scouting a route is a concrete step toward the rail line. They want to settle on a route safe for trains that will travel 110 mph. Meanwhile, an environmental study of the proposed line is expected in four to six months.
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.
Floodwaters sweep through restaurant in Waite Park
The Sauk River crested on Monday.
City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement
Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.
Anoka County pulls out of Duluth-Twin Cities rail line
Organizers of the Northern Lights Express say they're disappointed Anoka County is pulling out of the rail line between Duluth and the Twin Cities. But they say it won't kill the project. Plans call for engineering work to begin this summer.
Twin Cities light rail gets new name and logo
The Met Council is rebranding the light rail system, which will be known as "Metro" once the Central Corridor starts up. Minnesota Public Radio says the Hiawatha line will be the "blue line." The Central Corridor will be the "green line." And the up-and-coming bus rapid transit routes on 35W and Cedar Avenue will be the orange and red lines.
Study: Rochester to Twin Cities high speed rail offers $1 billion in annual economy boost
Supporters of a high speed rail line between Rochester and the Twin Cities say it could result in a $1 billion yearly economic benefit. The prediction comes from Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc., a business promotion group. The study puts the number of estimated riders at one million per year.
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