City officials hope to bring high-frequency transit within a five-minute walk of 75 percent of residents.
Trucks, electric vehicles take center stage at the 2020 Twin Cities Auto Show.
The state’s total exports fell 2 percent between 2018 and 2019.
Duluth-based aircraft company tops total annual deliveries for fifth year running, hires over 10 percent more employees.
The news comes after a “quarter of challenging operating results” for C.H. Robinson.
Delta remained the dominant carrier at the airport, serving more than 70 percent of passengers.
Carvana, which enables consumers to buy and sell used cars online, debuted in Minneapolis last week. Now, it’s being rolled out in three other Minnesota cities.
Following years of pressure, Metropolitan Airports Commission is considering a $15 minimum wage for workers.
The Minneapolis-based airline will operate ten Boeing 737-800 planes in Amazon’s leased network of planes.
In May, the carrier will begin offering twice-weekly nonstop flights from Minneapolis to Vancouver.
Commentary: TCB’s associate editor recounts her experiences as a woman Uber driver and weighs the idea of female-only ride share services.
Two of three quarters this year have shown losses.
Rental costs were higher along transit lines, too, according to the study.
As part of the settlement, Transport America will revise its pet polices so there’s no charge for service animals.
The amount marks a 4 percent drop from the same period last year.
Don’t have TSA PreCheck? You’ll have to use the northern checkpoint if you're flying out of Terminal 1.
With the introduction of a pilot program running August 1 through November 30, Lime enters its first market in southern Minnesota, and gives Rochester its first e-scooter offering.
The closure reportedly leaves hundreds without work.
The facility marks the company’s fifth location nationwide.
Zean Nielsen replaces co-founder Dale Klapmeier, a 2015 inductee into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame.
The largest market growth was seen in Europe.
The Minneapolis-based bike share company is unlocking new opportunities for residents enrolled in food or transit assistance programs by rolling out Nice Ride for All program.
AtYourGate and Grab make dining on the fly more convenient.
After a successful pilot program last year, Lime electric scooters arrived in St. Paul this morning, greeted by new stipulations. Fellow operators Bird and Spin are expected to follow.
Scooter operators Jump, Lyft, Spin, and Lime are participating in a pilot program aimed at considering long-term plans for scooters in the city, with factors including safety and socioeconomic equity.
The facility will be operated by 100 employees and utilize 70 vehicles. The move was driven by e-commerce, and a strong Twin Cities economy.
Upgrades include 575 new parking hubs, 50 new stations, a fleet of 500 pedal-assist e-bikes, and a reduced-fare membership program. The upgrades hit Minneapolis in a season where the bikes won’t return at all to St. Paul.
The airline's CEO believes the Eagan-based company still "has to define its place in the market."
The regional bus system is facing a deficit of more than $53 million over the next two years — and more than $250 million over the next decade, according to state estimates.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but production will shift, in part to a Polaris facility in Indiana, among other resulting shakeups. The move follows Polaris’ acquisition of Boat Holdings LLC.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian discussed the impacts of the shutdown on Delta, citing long lines in airports due to dwindled staff, and a delay in launching its new plane.
With the eight new routes from MSP Airport, Sun Country will grow its Minnesota workforce by 10 percent.
The project will improve roads, stations and service all along the I-35 corridor from Minneapolis to Burnsville.
Here’s what the latest developments mean for the $2 billion project — and what has to happen in the next weeks, months and years for the line between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie to actually start serving passengers.
One of the three Twin Cities competitors for electric vehicle consumers – alongside Bird and Nice Ride – Lime has pulled its China-made Okai line. It’s not the first safety issue that’s been raised regarding the California-based company.
Everything you need to know about dockless bike programs across the Twin Cities metro.
As long as passenger traffic continues to climb, building will continue.
The first-of-its-kind program—a result of a multi-entity collaboration—aims to solve issues around equal distribution of the rentable bikes throughout Minneapolis.
The vision sees ‘BRT’ circulator connecting Mayo Clinic with 6,000 new parking spaces.
With New York-based Motivate taking the reins of the Minneapolis bike share nonprofit, the bike fleet is set to expand, boost affordability, accessibility and convenience.
The route will be the first nonstop service from the Twin Cities to the region of Southeast Asia.
Tuesday’s roll out for 64,000 employees included a runway show at MSP Airport with designer Zac Posen.
The acquisitions are part of a buyout deal with Andeavor, parent company of SuperAmerica and the refinery.
When considering Sun Country's stranded passengers fiasco, we’re left to wonder if the lack of compassion that airlines like Allegiant have for their customers and employees is seeping into Sun Country.
The car sharing company, with the help of Xcel Energy, are working together on a more environment- and convenient-friendly fleet and model.
A ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday will kick off construction. The line will begin at the Brooklyn Center Transit Center and travel down Brooklyn Boulevard, Penn Avenue and Olson Memorial Highway to downtown Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis startup provides free and convenient transportation for low-income, uninsured and vulnerable patients.
Apollo Global Management, which has never owned an airline in its nearly three decades of operation, will be acquiring Sun Country for an undisclosed sum.
A new app aims to bring price transparency to the auto repair industry.
Perbix and its 150-member team will remain in Minnesota. Meanwhile, the automaker said it would be “expanding [its] presence and recruiting efforts in the Twin Cities area.”
How a local ad software startup is shifting its focus to change the future of ridesharing.
On Thursday, an advisory committee took the step recommending a route and a mode of transit for the project. But there are many, many more decisions to come.
The wall has fed a narrative that the regional governing body lacks transparency, and that it cooperates with local officials only when it is convenient for the Met Council.
Affinity Plus seeks new customers with bike loans.
Welcome to the country club of car storage.
Qatar and United Arab Emirates based carriers are playing a growing role in the U.S. market. But are they playing fair?
The plan, laid out by new CEO Jude Bricker, sees Sun Country adopting a business similar to that of Spirit and Allegiant.
“The Long Haul” is one of those rare books that peeks inside the trucking and logistics industry—which you almost never hear about—from a voice that’s more upbeat than hammer-down.
The gas station and convenience store chain expects over 1,000 jobs will be created from the purchase.
Bricker replaces Zarir Erani, who was recently ousted by the local carrier’s chairman.
The local gas station chain, according to estimates, may have sold for nearly $2 billion.
The Davis family, which owns Sun Country, has asked Zarir Erani to instead work on technology projects at its other businesses, such as Cambria.
Minnesota's small railroads are in a perilous state, putting the businesses and small towns that rely on them in jeopardy.
The regional board, born of a time when there was a greater sense of regionalism between the cities and the suburbs, could be dead by October 1.
The budget directs the Federal Transit Administration to lock in its commitment to providing the more than $900 million federal contribution to the light rail line.
A Q&A with MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle
A local nonprofit is helping low-wage workers overcome the crushing cost of car repairs.
The neighborhood faces a parking crunch as new development arrives.
A new study by the University of Minnesota and MnDOT tries to quantify bicycling's impact on wallets and health.
The site is meant to better connect applicants whose interests and skills match a job—and help remove implicit bias in hiring.
The Duluth-based company continued its streak of selling over 300 aircraft in a single year.
The offer is said to be worth $590 million. If approved, Delta would have the option to ultimately own 49 percent of Aeroméxico.
There's been no contact between developers and state officials in months.
Workers are slowly realizing there are options other than driving alone.
Dissolving the Counties Transportation Improvement Board would allow counties in the Twin Cities to fund transit projects — without any money from the state of Minnesota.
The Duluth aircraft company’s new planes include an improved flight deck and lighting system.
Two business heavy hitters will push an aggressive agenda this session that goes beyond tax reform.
The aircraft has been 15 years in the making.
The state’s suit involves more than 11,500 diesel vehicles that were sold or leased in Minnesota from 2008 to 2015.
Workers for AirServ, including baggage handlers and cabin cleaners, indicated that they will push for higher wages and better benefits.
The carrier responded by saying it “supports the American political process” and that its hangar is open to candidates of any political point of view.
The company is adding one-third more space to its current operations.
Dale Klapmeier, the CEO and founder of Cirrus, called the jet’s certification not only “amazing and impactful” for the company, but for “the entire aviation and aerospace industry” as well.
After numerous delays, the schedules to complete Southwest LRT and the Bottineau Line are now converging. Is Metro Transit capable of building the massive projects simultaneously?
Some lodging businesses remain confident that tourism numbers will remain strong through the fall.
Jeff Jones will be in charge of marketing, operations and customer support for the ridesharing behemoth.
Around 700 employees—mostly cleaners, cart drivers and luggage handlers—are asking for higher wages and for the right to unionize.
The airline thinks its Dallas-Fort Worth route is better than Delta's from MSP.
The study notes that fans driving to the stadium in hopes of finding parking are almost assuredly going to find themselves out of luck.
Is a proposal to build a 200 MPH railway from the metro area to Rochester with $4 billion in private capital too good to be true?
The $50 million construction project won't be finished until later in 2017.
GOP Rep. Tim Kelly thought he had a workable plan to solve Minnesota's long-term transportation-funding crisis. So why didn't it even come up for a vote?
Everything you ever wanted to know about the policy — and politics — of Minnesota's vehicle tab fees.
The airline wants to reduce wait times before peak summer travel.
The market is increasingly crowded by both local and national brands.
Meanwhile, state officials are also debating how much to spend on transportation repairs and construction.
Results came from a survey of millions of flyers.
The Twin Cities fraudster and former auto mogul had his sentenced shortened for undisclosed reasons.
3D printing rocket components have proven to make the aircrafts lighter, more cost efficient and easier to construct.
Chamber head Doug Loon has teamed up with labor unions and other business groups to push for a transportation funding compromise at the Capitol.
The Department of Commerce said its annual gas pump inspections would now include searching for signs of tampering near card readers.
The purchase fit into the company's strategic goal of expanding beyond powersports.
The co-owner of Honda Electric admitted to falsifying government forms and even paid one of her employee’s $17 an hour instead of the $58.50 an hour he was owed.
The aircraft producer said its 2016 SR planes are “the most sophisticated aircraft” the company has made to date.
An amendment to the Open Skies pact between the two countries could make a nonstop flight unprofitable.
In spite of cuts made to the project in the past year, the rail line remains a top funding priority for the federal government.
Harrison community members have been working for months to make sure Bottineau LRT is useful — and fair — for the neighborhood's residents.
They're a hot growth business and business travelers in the Twin Cities are getting their first taste of the competition.
What does the 2016 legislative session portend for Minnesota businesses?
The ballot question would ask voters if tax money currently collected on the sale of auto repairs and replacement parts should be dedicated to roads and bridges.
A study found that every dollar invested in its 2015 spring/summer campaign generated a $75 return for Minnesota.
With federal funding on the line, many Republican lawmakers remain skeptical of directing more state money toward metro transit projects.
Retail trade and transportation and warehousing employment have historically risen the most during Minnesota’s holiday season.
Completion of the two-part project is expected to save the airport nearly $15 million over a 30-year span.
The results are mixed.
Options for the Riverview Corridor project include just about every idea for improving transit between Union Depot and MSP, including which route should taken and what transit mode should be used.
One reason is that the previous estimate of $1 billion was always something of a place saver, put there only after preliminary calculations were done early in the planning process.
The aircraft manufacturer is the only in its industry to include parachutes in all of its products.
As document deliveries dwindle, the courier biz searches for new life.
A Burnsville company is the go-to when your 747’s days have come to an end.
Can SouthWest Transit’s express bus system survive Southwest LRT? Should it?
Dave Thune of the St. Paul city council believes "the meters just are not a good idea anymore" and will move to drop the proposal.
The agreement follows years of tense negotiations.
The total price of the project is now expected to be $1.48 billion.
Companies say train shipments might have to grind to a halt without an extension, but some argue that railroads are behind due to misguided priorities.
A dozen Sun Country employees were allegedly not drug tested after being hired or transferred, per the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Negotiations had taken a contentious turn earlier this year.
Flights to city will end on September 28.
Adam Duininck says the council has backed away from an earlier plan that would have sidestepped the need for the Legislature to sign off on the state’s share of SWLRT funding.
The City of Minneapolis has just unveiled the pilot program for its on-street, pay-as-you-please parking app.
The mayor's plan is aimed at driving more long-term parkers into downtown ramps — and freeing up street spaces for drivers who come to the city to shop, dine and attend events.
Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Duluth Mayor Don Ness were in attendance for Ikonics' groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility that will be used to deepen the company’s credibility among aircraft and helicopter manufacturers.
A Minnetonka firm leads the trucking industry’s evolution from cowboys of the road to driven data drones.
Wages at MSP will also increase to a minimum of $10 per hour.
Members of the Corridor Management Committee generally accepted a suggestion to scrap two stations in Eden Prairie.
We challenge any other state to come up with a list of extraordinary innovations as impressive as Minnesota’s.
Viking River Cruises wants to run the Mississippi, and local towns are lining for a piece of the action.
The cuts are aimed at saving the massive transit project, which was put in doubt last month when its price tag went up by $340 million.
Despite the ballooning cost of the project, elected officials say they would rather cut costs than abandon the 16-mile addition to the region’s light rail system.
A plan to allow heavier trucks is in House transportation bill, not in Senate version.
A new $2 billion price tag has led Gov. Mark Dayton and Met Council Chair Adam Duininck to call for a rethinking of the project — or even abandoning it.
A look inside the railroad industry's struggles to move Minnesota's commerce.
The light rail project may have to be pared down or scrapped entirely.
In the wake of a recent report on Portland's extensive system, even some urbanists have begun to question the utility of streetcars.
Do the burgers resemble hockey pucks?
Come March 9, the time it takes to travel via the Green Line train from Target Field Station to Union Depot will shrink to 45 minutes.
Minneapolis Park Board's recent fight with the Met Council reveals a fear of not being sufficiently protective, even overprotective, of the city's park system.
The organization is asking the Legislature to consider a “value capture user fee,” essentially a property tax increase on properties whose value would be enhanced by transportation improvements.
By selecting Adam Duininck to lead the Met Council, Dayton has signaled that he not only supports light rail — he's willing to fight for it.
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.
The deal would expand the company’s e-commerce business.
The promises were among those delivered Tuesday in response to requests from the Equity Commitments Coalition for Metro-wide Transportation.
CarVal has invested more than $76 billion across 70 countries since its inception in 1987.
The airport expects the project to generate up to 20 percent of its total power supply.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Wednesday to spend up to $500,000 to study a shallow tunnel option for the Kenilworth Cooridor.
As Bite Squad expands, the market for restaurant delivery is heating up.
A look inside Nice Ride Minnesota's revenue cycle.
A reconstruction of the often-congested corridor could begin in 2015.
Several days after reporting record quarterly sales and earnings, Polaris introduced Slingshot, a three-wheel vehicle that starts at $19,999, and added a new business unit.
The Center of the American Experiment, a conservative group, says lawmakers should focus transit spending on improving roads and bridges.
A Met Council leader touted the proposed deal as a “win-win,” while Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges characterized it more as a sacrifice that the city would make for the greater good of improving Twin Cities transit.
The Fourth of July holiday will undoubtedly reduce the number of commuters traveling by light rail, but the station near the State Capitol will be available to holiday revelers.
Twin Cities Automotive has been rebranded as Carousel Motor Group, as it looks to expand into new areas.
It's true the light-rail line is attracting green, but Metropolitan Council numbers are off-track.
ABRA Auto Body & Glass now has 229 locations in 18 states, and the latest deal marks its first expansion into Ohio.
Eden Prairie-based MTS Systems said its purchase of Roehrig Engineering is expected to close this summer.
The report says there were 660,000 hours of building work involved in the project, with about 2,000 members from 13 building trades unions.
Kevin Gutknecht, a spokesman for MnDOT, said this week that the department’s summer construction program—some 308 projects totaling $1.1 billion—would not be affected if the federal trust fund runs out of money.
Four intercity lines are in different stages of planning: Duluth to Minneapolis, a second Amtrak Empire Builder from the Union Depot to Chicago, high-speed rail to Chicago and the Rochester Zip Line.
Transportation services company Transport America, which previously disclosed plans to complete an initial public offering, announced Monday that it will instead be bought by TransForce, Inc., a publicly traded firm.
With the support of labor unions like AFSCME Council 5, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, and more than 150 other organizations, MoveMN pushed a nearly $750 million annual package funded by a three-quarter cent metro sales tax and 5 percent wholesale gas tax.
Officials say the line will take 48 minutes to make its almost two dozen stops between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.
Through April of this year, the average GMC truck sold for $40,099, a 12 percent jump since 2009.
A new Met Council report tallies $2.5 billion in investments near the light-rail line, but the number is far from an exact science.
Founded by local businessman Jeff Mack, Cachet Financial Solutions significantly narrowed its net loss in its most recent quarter and increased revenue, and is now planning a stock offering.
The funding will now be used on two big freeway projects, one in the metro and one in southern Minnesota.
ABRA Auto Body & Glass entered Chicago through its latest deal and now has 218 collision repair centers in 17 states.
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TRW Automotive said that a contract it recently landed is driving its expansion in Minnesota.
The collision-repair chain continues to grow, and it’s actively seeking additional acquisition opportunities.
Denny’s in jail, but some of his dealerships still await their fate.
The North Dakota-based Stop-n-Go gas station and convenience store chain, which had four locations in Minnesota, was bought out by Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
While Buffalo Wild Wings saw a 25 percent increase in profit and C.H. Robinson saw a 65 percent decrease, the price of both companies’ stocks dropped Wednesday.
The high court sided with Air Wisconsin Airlines, a client of Fafinski Mark & Johnson, and overturned a $1.2 million verdict.
The recreational vehicle company generated record profits and revenue for its fourth quarter on increased off-road vehicle and motorcycle sales, and while it's expecting further growth in 2014, its outlook is more cautious than that of analysts.
The recreational vehicle company announced that its third-quarter profits fell 32 percent and it is lowering its full-year earnings guidance for 2014.
Minneapolis finance officials estimate city restaurants, like MASA, left, lost $1.7 million in dining revenues for the season.
Don Ness celebrated his 40th birthday on Thursday by accepting the Person of the Year award for his outstanding leadership in strengthening Minnesota’s economy and culture.
According to regulatory filings, Transport America aspires to raise $75 million from an initial public offering.
The local agency is helping Polaris advertise the all-American brand.
The recreational vehicle company’s stock dropped more than 15 percent Thursday morning after its earnings fell well-below Wall Street expectations for the company's second quarter.
From tactical vehicles for armies to off-road ambulances in India, Polaris is adding products at home and aboard, and it reported a record-breaking third quarter.
“If we spend 90 days just thinking about stuff, this will be a failure.”
Although plan architects approved the routing of the light-rail through tunnels in the Kenilworth corridor, Governor Mark Dayton announced a delay of the approval vote pending further investigations.
The holding company for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brands announced it will hire 11,000 new workers internationally in the coming year.
A jury found that Global Traffic Technologies’ patent involving technology for controlling traffic lights was infringed upon.
Rental car giant Enterprise announced that it is expanding its CarShare program to Minneapolis, an increasingly competitive car-sharing market.
The state has recovered all the jobs lost during the recession and remains more than 2 percent below the national unemployment rate, but they are not as high-quality of jobs as the state had in 2008.
The city said that building permits issued along the new light-rail line have hit a five-year high.
The city fared well in a study that evaluated which actions municipalities are taking to cut energy use in buildings and transportation, among other areas.
The vehicles are described as “highly-mobile,” allowing for the transportation of military personnel and gear through “extreme off-road terrain.”
While the layoffs haven’t yet occurred, SIFCO Industries said they will be doled out in upcoming phases.
The Metropolitan Council is expected to vote on the transit project configuration—which could add $150 million to $330 million to the cost—on Sept. 25.
More than a dozen stores formerly branded as The Gas Stop will be converted into Holiday Stationstore franchise locations.
Although Mayor Rybak is not seeking re-election in November, he laid out some long-term proposals for Minneapolis in his final budget speech.
A Star Tribune story suggests that the demise of a Washington transit project serves as a “cautionary tale” for local planners.
About a week after the project’s planners raised their cost estimate from $1.25 billion to $1.67 billion, they tacked on another $150 million.
Duluth's aviation sector continues to grow.
The Medina-based company reported double-digit growth in both earnings and revenue, and it’s gearing up for much-anticipated product launches.
Valley Cartage relocated its headquarters from Hudson, Wisconsin to Lake Elmo after the state offered it a $500,000 forgivable loan and the opportunity to apply for $400,000 in tax credits.
The cost of the proposed light-rail line could balloon from $1.25 billion to nearly $1.7 billion, depending on which option planners select for dealing with existing freight rail.
Although Hiawatha light rail line riders were down slightly over last year’s record totals, the North Star commuter rail line was up 15 percent.
Planners are considering eight options for either moving existing freight traffic to St. Louis Park or keeping it in the Minneapolis Kenilworth corridor, in order to make room for a new light-rail line.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case regarding whether airlines should be protected from lawsuits after reporting security threats that turn out to be false alarms; Fafinski Mark & Johnson represents the airline in the case.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released its quarterly Business Expansion Report Wednesday, which shows that the key expansion areas are in the west metro and Duluth.
The new laws also include a total of $496.1 million to fund dozens of arts, parks, trails, and natural resources projects throughout the state.
In ’68 the skirts were short, the drinks were stiff . . .
and airports were the place to do business?
Pinnacle is now a Delta subsidiary and its pilots exclusively fly Delta Connection regional flights.
General Motors pulled the Cadillac account from ad agency Fallon after nearly three years of award-winning work.
A new report from the Metropolitan Council and the Federal Transit Administration includes responses to public comments on a previous report, which some people said lacked a comprehensive assessment of the effect on area businesses.
The Metropolitan Council’s new proposals for re-routing existing freight rail to make room for the Southwest Light-Rail Corridor include a route through the St. Louis Park High School football field.
Delta Air Lines plans to expand its work force at its reservation call center in Chisholm, which currently houses about 500 full-time employees.
The company—which has offered car sharing on the University of Minnesota campus since 2005—has placed 40 vehicles throughout the city, and its rates range from $8.75 per hour to $72 for a 24-hour period.
A former employee of Memory Lane Classics, a car restoration company in Chisholm, was charged Tuesday with wire fraud and transaction money laundering.
A Bloomington agency’s targeted videos are
helping car dealers land customers.
The longer than usual winter helped boost Polaris' snowmobile sales, although it hurt parts of the company's business that depend on warmer weather, including motorcycle sales.
Metro Transit is seeking to hire more than 100 bus drivers to replace those who will become train operators for the new Central Corridor light-rail system.
Known primarily for its recreational vehicles, Polaris has acquired a French automobile company that makes low-speed personal vehicles, as well as commercial vehicles.
Governor Mark Dayton focused on higher education and Capitol renovations in his $750 million bonding proposal, which also calls for Nicollet Mall to be reconstructed.
Pinnacle, the regional carrier of Delta Air Lines, plans to hire hundreds after moving its headquarters from Memphis to the Twin Cities.
Shippers are having trouble hauling their full cargo loads on Lake Superior because water levels are well below their monthly averages.
The Department of Transportation’s plan to complete $1.1 billion worth of road construction projects this year may cause heavy delays and traffic this summer.
The airplane manufacturer appointed Pat Waddick, a longtime employee and chief engineer of the company’s original aircraft, as president.
The area surrounding the Bakken rock formation has seen a spike in oil production in recent years, bringing both job seekers and businesses to the area—including some with local ties.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport garnered 18.3 percent of votes cast by travel agent owners, managers, and agents across the country.
Stan Gadek is being replaced on an interim basis by Vice President and General Counsel John Fredericksen.
Enhanced buses would operate with pre-boarding payment and access through any door to speed up exit and entry at stops.
The company’s fourth-quarter earnings per share, announced Tuesday, were slightly lower than what analysts were expecting—and its CEO acknowledged that C.H. Robinson is off to a slow start this year in its North American trucking logistics business.
Pinnacle Airlines, a regional carrier for Delta Air Lines, is moving to Minnesota and has been offered a $550,000 loan from the state, which will be forgiven if the company brings at least 200 jobs to the Twin Cities.
Access America Transport, which was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the country’s fastest-growing private companies, plans to add 500 Twin Cities jobs during the next five years.
Union President Michelle Sommers said “a lot of [members] feel that the way things have gone everywhere else in the country, it wasn’t a bad deal overall.”
Where are all the gas stations going?
Charlie Zelle, who will begin his new role on January 15, succeeds Tom Sorel, who left his post at the end of November to lead AAA Minneapolis.
The company said “there is no formal targeted breakdown” for layoffs by state; it plans to reduce its work force through job cuts, by hiring fewer contractors, and through natural attrition.
The company plans to rename the just-acquired dealership Chevrolet of Delano and make its power sports division a standalone dealership; the acquisition is the latest in a series of dealership purchases that it has recently made.
Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Bernie Arseneau, the agency’s current deputy commissioner and chief engineer, to serve as acting commissioner.
The seasonal service, which marks Air France’s first in the Twin Cities, will include five flights a week from May 21 through June 16 and one flight daily from June 17 through September 1.
T-Chek Systems, which initially focused on customers in the trucking industry, has since branched into the financial services sector; C.H. Robinson CEO John Wiehoff said the payment services industry “continues to consolidate and evolve” and that it was the “right time” for a sale.
Weber succeeds Scott Christian, who abruptly resigned in June after about a year on the job; the leadership transition comes at a time when XRS is shifting away from onboard fleet-management systems and toward the use of mobile devices.
The White House has decided to fast-track the federal permitting and environmental review process for the Southwest Corridor light-rail line.
Phoenix International is the second company that C.H. Robinson has agreed to buy this month.
The dealerships included in the deal are Carousel Audi and Carousel Porsche, both in Golden Valley; Maplewood Audi; and Maplewood Imports—which sells both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche vehicles.
The move marks the brand’s first foray into Europe, where the company plans to continue to expand.
The new name, XRS, stands for Xata Road Science—and it was driven by the company’s new mobile cloud platform, which was designed to slash trucking costs and help fleets and drivers remain compliant with federal and state regulations.
Duluth-based Cirrus Aircraft will produce airframe components for ICON Aircraft’s light sport planes, which can take off and land on water or conventional runways.
Local hotel rates are also likely to increase next year, but Twin Cities car rentals are expected to go down in price, according to a report by Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
Spirit Airlines will offer nonstop flights from the Twin Cities to Dallas, Fort Myers, Florida, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, while Southwest Airlines plans to add flights to Kansas City, Missouri.
Jon Charles Salon is taking the mobile services trend to hair-raising heights.
Some high-profile projects—like the proposed St. Paul Saints ballpark and the Southwest Corridor light-rail line—previously announced plans to seek a share of the state funding, but 90 applications have now been filed.
The job cuts come at a time when Xata—which provides fleet-management software for trucking companies—is moving away from onboard systems and toward the use of mobile devices.
Two entrepreneurs have reportedly transformed an old Star Tribune newspaper truck into a mobile clothing retailer.
The airline began service at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Thursday and gave away 40 million frequent flyer miles to promote the launch.
The Metropolitan Council said that the $957 million project is on track for the light-rail line to begin service in 2014, although a specific service date hasn't yet been announced.
Pending negotiations with the Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority, Jones Lang LaSalle will provide property management services for St. Paul's Union Depot transit hub-and Minneapolis-based One on One Bicycle Studio, Inc., will design and operate a bicycle center there.
Wyoming-based Great Lakes Airlines, which recently reentered the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, will fly to 14 destinations from the Twin Cities by the end of the year.
St. Paul could compete with other cities for a portion of a $50 million pot to pay for a regional ballpark in Lowertown; meanwhile, supporters of the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Line say the project risks losing federal support without a state contribution.
Duluth-based Cirrus Aircraft said it has the necessary funding to develop the first single-engine jet on the market-a project that it started in 2008.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans more than 300 construction projects throughout the state this year, including the resurfacing of major interchanges, bridge replacement, and the improvement of airport runways.
The company, which operates regional flights for Delta Air Lines and two other major carriers, will end some existing contracts and receive a loan from Delta to repay some of its debt and continue operations during its reorganization.
The approval comes more than 14 months after the Obama administration approved a waiver from the ethanol industry to increase the allowable limit from 10 percent to 15 percent.
A new analysis suggests that the economic benefits of a proposed high-speed rail between Rochester and the Twin Cities could "easily exceed both the initial capital cost and the long-term operating cost of the proposed project."
After several days of speculation as to which new airline would begin serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, it has been revealed that Spirit Airlines will begin operating flights from MSP on May 31.
In light of a big winter storm that's brewing in the Upper Midwest, customers who have flights scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday are permitted to make a one-time change to their travel schedule without incurring a fee.
The manufacturing giant, in partnership with a large natural gas producer, intends to develop less-expensive, higher-performance, lighter, and higher-capacity fuel tanks-which it hopes will jump-start the market for natural gas-fueled vehicles.
The system under which the Hiawatha light-rail line and future rapid-transit lines will operate will be known as "Metro" when the Central Corridor line begins service in 2014.
Delta Air Lines is spearheading a reinvention of airport concessions at MSP, and the results are already apparent.
Overall ridership on Metro Transit services climbed 3.5 percent in 2011, driven primarily by increased bus rides; rail transportation, meanwhile, fell just short of year-prior levels.
The DriveScribe mobile application blocks incoming calls, e-mails, and text messages while a vehicle is in operation; provides voice commands; and calculates a "safe driving score" after each trip; among other functions.
The new "Delta Away We Go" app allows Facebook users to plan a trip, invite their friends, discuss details, and purchase plane tickets without ever leaving the social-networking site.
Several months after acquiring a motorcycle company and then a maker of low-speed electric-powered vehicles, the Medina-based company has bought a stake in Brammo, which makes electric motorcycles.
With the closure of the regional airline's Eagan office, about 200 of the company's 800 jobs in the state will reportedly be cut, and it's unclear how many workers will be offered other jobs at the company's Memphis, Tennessee office.
Sun Country Airlines' "Winter-Is-Just-Around-the-Corner" sale features one-way fares starting at $79, and comes on the heels of a similar-and successful-promotion last month.
Federal authorities have given permission for engineering work to begin on the downtown Minneapolis-to-Eden Prairie light-rail line and approved a route for the proposed Twin Cities-to-Duluth passenger train.
The Great Minnesota Get-Together has raised at-the-gate prices by $1 for adults and $8 for children.
The Davis family, Minnesotans who own Cambria Holdings and Davisco Foods, purchased the airline, which emerged from bankruptcy in February. An attorney representing the trustee in the Petters bankruptcy case, who oversaw the transaction, said that the involved parties sought to keep the price confidential, and declined to disclose the sales price.
The airport is expected to close Thursday afternoon, and-assuming water levels drop as expected-reopen at least its primary runway to air traffic on Monday.
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