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Southwest LRT

Did The Massive Federal Spending Bill Just Screw Up Funding For Southwest LRT?

In a word: maybe, thanks to a section in the recently-passed federal spending bill that has raised questions about the feds' share of the bill for the light rail project.

December 17, 2014

Nicollet Mall

From Wayfinding To The Art Walk: A Look At The Latest Designs For The $50M Remake Of Nicollet Mall

The latest design eliminates previously proposed stairways that would have connected a skyway to the mall, but adds other elements aimed at generating more street-level activity.

December 15, 2014


Tale Of Two Budget Hearings: Minneapolis' Council Meeting Marked By Controversy, St. Paul's By Speed

On Wednesday, both St. Paul and Minneapolis approved operating budgets and property tax levy increases for 2015 — though not without drama in the case of Minneapolis.

December 11, 2014

The Commons

Deal With Park Board Set To Give City Of Minneapolis Control Of 'Commons'

In a complex deal, the land formerly know as "the Yard" will be "sold" by the city to the park board, which will, in turn, lease it back to the city.

December 10, 2014

Sisterhood Boutique

Sisterhood Is Powerful: Young Somali Women Find Experience, Community In Startup Boutique

“We learned a lot about commitment — if you’re committed to something you can make it happen,” says store assistant Khadra Fiqi.

December 08, 2014

Governor Dayton

The Anatomy Of A $1 Billion Budget Surplus

“This is greatly improved territory, but there’s always going to be challenges,” said Gov. Mark Dayton. “There will be plenty of ideas for use of this money.”

December 05, 2014

The Six Most Prominent Undeveloped Pieces Of Twin Cities Real Estate

Not everything is a luxury apartment building … yet. A look at the most conspicuously underused parcels of land in the metro area — and what the future holds for them.

December 01, 2014

Met Council's Next Chair Will Be Full-Time

Gov. Mark Dayton has said he would like the head of the seven-county regional agency to be full-time, much like the other members of his cabinet.

November 26, 2014

Sunday sales

In Latest Push For Sunday Liquor Sales In Minnesota, A New Strategy

The latest effort to peel back the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales will focus on passing legislation that would allow local governments to decide if stores can sell booze on Sunday.

November 25, 2014

Kenilworth Corridor

Bridge Designs For Kenilworth Corridor Unveiled

The bridge has drawn objections from the Minneapolis park board, which would prefer that a shallow tunnel be built for light rail trains to travel beneath the Kenilworth Channel.

November 25, 2014

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