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Kenilworth Channel

Park Board Ups The Ante In Dispute With Met Council Over Southwest LRT

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Wednesday to spend up to $500,000 to study a shallow tunnel option for the Kenilworth Cooridor.

October 02, 2014

Permitting problems in Minnesota to delay ND oil pipeline project for 1 year

Permitting problems in Minnesota is delaying a Canadian company from building a 612-mile pipeline from western North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields, The Associated Press reports. Enbridge Energy...

October 01, 2014

Controversy erupts over policy on transgender high school athletes

Transgender students who want to compete in high school sports in Minnesota face some potentially awkward moments with their teammates and coaches, particularly in locker rooms and shower...

September 29, 2014

Minneapolis City Council member pushing for e-cigarette ban

A member of the Minneapolis City Council is proposing a ban on e-cigarettes in the city. The Star Tribune reports that council member Cam Gordon is pitching a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in...

September 29, 2014

Klobuchar takes name off list of Attorney General candidates

It was easy come, easy go Thursday for the notion of Sen. Amy Klobuchar heading the Justice Department. Before U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had even made the announcement of his resignation...

September 25, 2014

Next time, Minneapolis Council members want notice of military copter training

Minneapolis officials will likely demand more public notice from the military the next time the city plays host to helicopter training exercises like those that took place in the Twin Cities metro...

September 24, 2014

Gov. Dayton urges increased rail safety; oil producers object to new rules

As North Dakota’s oil production booms, Minnesota lawmakers continue to call for more rail safety, including reducing the volatility of the millions of gallons of crude oil that’s...

September 24, 2014

Macy's

St. Paul And The Troubles Of Redeveloping Awkward Buildings

Eighteen months after Macy's announced it was abandoning downtown, reality is setting in: the store's old building isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

September 24, 2014

Fundraising reports show Dayton with cash advantage over Johnson

New campaign fundraising numbers show Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has nearly twice as much cash on hand as his Republican challenger, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson. Johnson released a...

September 23, 2014

Minnesota senators want probe of delays in care at Minneapolis VA

Members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation are calling for an investigation of the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, after a report by KARE 11 alleged clinic staff falsified the...

September 23, 2014

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