The Southwest Corridor Light Rail is among a long list of projects eyeing part of $50 million in grant money. MPR reports the state Department of Employment and Economic Development is expected to decide which development projects will be awarded funds in the next few weeks. The 15-mile Southwest LRT route would run from downtown Minneapolis through the southwest suburbs.
Zuccarello helps Wild spoil Lundqvist's retirement party
After Henrik Lundqvist's jersey was hung to the rafters, Zuccarello led a 3-2 win.
David Arquette gives shoutout to MN's F1rst Wrestling on James Corden show
The Hollywood actor wrestled at at a F1rst Wrestling show at First Avenue in early 2019.
6 charged in Black Friday mass thefts at Twin Cities Best Buys
The group stole from three Best Buy stores that afternoon, the charges say.
Thieves steal large bell from rural MN church, don't get far with it
The bell was found in a ditch with tow ropes around it.
COVID: More help coming to Minnesota hospitals, Walz says
More than 200 medical professionals are coming to help at short-staffed hospitals.
Suspect arrested after falling asleep in vehicle at rest stop
The man was sleeping in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of an I-94 rest area.
Charges: Edina man threatened to shoot up Domino's Pizza
He claimed a delivery driver had flipped him off, the charges say.
Carvana seeking to build vehicle vending machine in Twin Cities
The online car dealership submitted a letter of intent to buy land in the metro to build a fulfillment center.
Coller: New Vikings GM Adofo-Mensah needs to be ruthless
Kwesi Adofo-Mensah needs to make some big, difficult decisions, writes Matthew Coller.
Report: Vikings to interview Giants' Patrick Graham for head coach
Graham coached with the Patriots under Bill Belichick for six years.
Home brand plans 'flagship' store in Maple Grove AMC Theater space
This will be the company's first Minnesota location.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 28
The state is still in the process of catching up with 10,000 yet-to-be processed tests.
Supporters make last-ditch effort on Southwest LRT
Supporters of a Light Rail Transit Line from Minneapolis through the southwest suburbs rallied at Supervalu headquarters Friday to garner support for the $1.25 billion project. It's unclear if legislators will be able to appropriate funding in this legislative session for the transportation project.
Metropolitan Council set to prime the 'Transit-Oriented-Development' pump
Minnpost reports that the council is preparing to approve 19 grants totaling $16.1 million to help fund higher-density, transit-supportive development along light rail, bus rapid transit and commuter rail lines, as well as high-frequency bus routes. Minneapolis gets five grants, as does St. Paul. The remainder will go to the suburbs.
Backers of light rail in southwest suburbs fear loss of federal money
Money for a light rail transit line connecting Minneapolis and its southwest suburbs was left out of the state-funded construction projects approved by the House. Backers of the line say federal funds for the project will be forfeited if the state fails to put up $25 million toward it.
State narrows list of construction projects in running for grant money
Ninety local governments across Minnesota applied for a piece of the $47.5 million the state has in a fund for building projects. The Department of Employment and Economic Development has cut the list down and prioritized projects by geographic area. In the Twin Cities a new minor league baseball park in St. Paul tops the list.
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