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Light rail resumes full service in Minneapolis

WCCO reports engineers have placed supports to secure a broken pedestrian bridge that spans Hiawatha Avenue and the rail line.
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WCCO reports engineers have placed supports to secure a broken pedestrian bridge that spans Hiawatha Avenue and the rail line.

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