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.
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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.

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