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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.
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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.

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