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.
2-year-old dies in farming accident in western Wisconsin
The child was run over by farm equipment, according to the sheriff.
One killed, four injured in I-90 crash after power line falls
The crash occurred just before 6 p.m.
Storms leave wreckage, flooding, tens of thousands without power
Record levels of rain and 80 mph winds caused havoc in the metro.
LIVE UPDATES: Dangerous storms move through Twin Cities
We'll have live updates as the storms move through the metro.
Tornado watch issued in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
The watch will remain in place until midnight.
Wild fox in Minnesota tests positive for highly contagious avian flu
This is the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a wild mammal in the state, the Department of Natural Resources said.
New COVID-19 testing site in St. Paul; 3 others to close as cases rise
Testing sites in Stillwater, Hutchinson, and St. Paul are closing as part of moves to adjust testing resources.
Charges: South St. Paul teen killed during apparent marijuana sale
The individual accused of killing Skelley is a 17-year-old from St. Paul.
Anthony Edwards among NBA stars in Adam Sandler's Netflix film, 'Hustle'
The Timberwolves point guard stars alongside other NBA players LeBron James, Trae Young, Juancho Hernangomez and more.
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.
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.
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.
Cravaack speaks out against Northern Lights high speed rail project
Cravaack says the federal government needs to fix its aging roadways before spending money on rail transportation. The Northern Lights Express project was recently awarded a $5 million federal grant to put together a development plan.
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.
Light rail project report weighs positive and negative impacts on health
A health impact assessment (HIA) says the project to connect Minneapolis and St. Paul via light rail could potentially displace low income families near the corridor as rent rates climb. But added the long-term benefits include greater access to employment and medical facilities
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