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Why The 2016 Legislative Session Will Be Critical For Southwest LRT

With federal funding on the line, many Republican lawmakers remain skeptical of directing more state money toward metro transit projects.

January 14, 2016

7 ships will winter in the Twin Ports as Great Lakes shipping season ends

Seven ships will be wintering in the Twin Ports this year. The Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, which connects Lake Superior to the other Great Lakes, are set to close at midnight Friday, which means...

January 14, 2016

Bridge over St. Croix troubled by delays; opening pushed back again

Advocates for a new Stillwater-area bridge over the St. Croix River have been waiting for decades – what’s another year? A combination of factors that have slowed the project led...

January 06, 2016

New round of MN road money aimed at boosting businesses

Better roads are good for business. At least that’s the thinking behind Minnesota’s newest round of road construction projects. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith announced the 11 projects that will...

January 05, 2016

Hundreds debate proposal to allow Uber to pick up people at the airport

Hundreds of people showed up to a public meeting to discuss allowing ride-share programs to pick up passengers at the airport. Passengers can already take Uber and Lyft to Minneapolis-St. Paul...

January 05, 2016

Reports: BNSF laying off railroad workers in Minnesota, North Dakota

Dozens of employees of BNSF Railway are getting sidetracked by furloughs. The company confirmed to the Grand Forks Herald that a decline in freight traffic has BNSF letting go of some of its...

December 29, 2015

Skepticism over plan for high-speed rail between Twin Cities, Rochester

As steps are taken towards a high-speed rail link between the Twin Cities and Rochester, the opposition to a possible project is growing. The Rochester Post Bulletin reported this week that...

December 26, 2015

German cargo ship under investigation in Duluth finally gets to leave

The German cargo ship that’s been stuck outside Duluth’s harbor since November (because it was being investigated for illegally dumping oily water) will soon be leaving. The Duluth News...

December 17, 2015

Cost of Twin Cities to Duluth high-speed train slashed in half

Changes to a proposed high-speed rail line between the Twin Cities and Duluth will slash the cost of the project by as much as half. At a press conference on Wednesday, the Minneapolis-Duluth...

December 16, 2015

FAA says recreational drones will have to be registered

FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule: Registration free for the first 30 days #drones — The FAA (@FAANews) December 14, 2015 The...

December 14, 2015

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