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
Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes
It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.
Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington
The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.
Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide
The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.
Three people found dead in Fridley residence, investigation launched
The discovery was made Wednesday afternoon.
Ant's massive slam leads Timberwolves to fifth straight win
The dunk didn't count, but provided the highlight of the night.
WIld arrive late, Cam Talbot stays on point to beat Devils
Despite a 30-minute delay, the Wild picked up a 3-2 victory.
Appeal to find 35-year-old missing from Oak Grove home
Police say he's not believed to be in danger.
7 MN Republicans urge states to audit 2020 election results
There has been no evidence of significant fraud in any single U.S. state.
How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccine dose?
The governor says the state has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the U.S.
Seven juveniles arrested in connection with stolen vehicles in Woodbury
Woodbury authorities have issued a warning following a spate of auto thefts.
1 dead after driver crashes into stalled vehicle on shoulder
The vehicle stopped on the side of the road was unoccupied at the time.
Hiawatha Light Rail closed this weekend for maintenance projects
Buses will subsite the light rail route between Target Field and Franklin Avenue starting Friday evening. Metro Transit is warning commuters buses will take longer than the train. The light rail is expected to resume full service early Monday morning.
Central corridor rail project 50 percent complete
A project that has delivered both promise and pain to parts of St. Paul has reached the halfway point. Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) officials say the 11-mile project that will link Minneapolis and St. Paul via Washington and University avenues is 50 percent complete and on schedule to be 75 percent completed by year's end. Service is slated to begin in 2014.
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.
Minneapolis light rail detours will continue through Tuesday morning
A broken cable closed a bridge and is forcing detours of light rail passengers around the Lake Street station. That will continue at least through the Tuesday morning rush hour.
Artists in Central Corridor fear being priced out
Artists up and down the Central Corridor fear their thriving community could be displaced as landlords raise rents or redevelop as the light-rail train line dramatically alters the area. But city officials say the train could bring a much-needed shot of energy to University Avenue and benefit artists by bringing them more customers.
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.
Stretch of Hiawatha, light rail in Minneapolis closed until further notice
Drivers and rail passengers will have to continue using alternate routes as repairs continue indefinitely on the Martin Olav Sabo pedestrian and bicycle bridge that spans the route. Fox 9 reports crews are still trying to stabilize the bridge. The city's transportation director tells the station that every time workers touch one part of the bridge, something else happens.
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