Fewer Cars, More Transit: Minneapolis Lays Out Plans for Getting Around in 2030

City officials hope to bring high-frequency transit within a five-minute walk of 75 percent of residents.

Need to Know for the Auto Show

Trucks, electric vehicles take center stage at the 2020 Twin Cities Auto Show.

Minnesota Exports to China Down 9 Percent in 2019

The state’s total exports fell 2 percent between 2018 and 2019.

Cirrus Reports Uptick in Aircraft Shipments, Employees

Duluth-based aircraft company tops total annual deliveries for fifth year running, hires over 10 percent more employees.

C.H. Robinson to Buy Indiana-based Logistics Provider for $225M

The news comes after a “quarter of challenging operating results” for C.H. Robinson.

MSP Airport Served Record 39.6M Passengers in 2019

Delta remained the dominant carrier at the airport, serving more than 70 percent of passengers.

Online Used Car Company Carvana Sets up Shop in Minnesota

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.

Airports Commission Floats $15 an Hour Minimum Wage

Following years of pressure, Metropolitan Airports Commission is considering a $15 minimum wage for workers.

Amazon Taps Sun Country to Carry Cargo

The Minneapolis-based airline will operate ten Boeing 737-800 planes in Amazon’s leased network of planes.

Sun Country Gears up for First Flights to Canada

In May, the carrier will begin offering twice-weekly nonstop flights from Minneapolis to Vancouver.

Why I Kicked My Uber Career to the Curb

Commentary: TCB’s associate editor recounts her experiences as a woman Uber driver and weighs the idea of female-only ride share services.

Minnesota Exports Drop 2 Percent

Two of three quarters this year have shown losses.

Light-Rail Stops Boost Twin Cities Property Values, Study Shows

Rental costs were higher along transit lines, too, according to the study.

Eagan Trucking Company to Settle Suit for Charging Service Dog Fee

As part of the settlement, Transport America will revise its pet polices so there’s no charge for service animals.

Minnesota Notches $5.7 Billion in Exports for Q2

The amount marks a 4 percent drop from the same period last year.

MSP Airport Renovations Prompt Checkpoint Changes

Don’t have TSA PreCheck? You’ll have to use the northern checkpoint if you're flying out of Terminal 1.

Lime Launches in Rochester

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.

New Brighton Trucking Firm LME Abruptly Closes

The closure reportedly leaves hundreds without work.

Florida RV Company Lazydays Opens First Midwest Facility in Anoka County

The facility marks the company’s fifth location nationwide.

Cirrus Taps Former Tesla Exec as CEO

Zean Nielsen replaces co-founder Dale Klapmeier, a 2015 inductee into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame.

Minnesota Exports Rise 1.5 Percent to $5.4 Billion in Q1

The largest market growth was seen in Europe.

Nice Ride Drives Inclusion with New Discount Program

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.

Two New Airport Apps Help Travelers Eat Their Fill

AtYourGate and Grab make dining on the fly more convenient.

Scooters Are Back in St. Paul, After All

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.

Minneapolis Plans for a Future with Motorized Scooters

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.

With a $1.6 Million Investment, DHL Relocates Airport Service Center to New Facility

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.

Nice Ride Minnesota Returns Next Week with Expanded Bikeshare Offerings—but only in Minneapolis

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.

Jude Bricker Gets Very Real on Sun Country's Quest for Financial Sustainability

The airline's CEO believes the Eagan-based company still "has to define its place in the market."

Electric Coaches, New Transit Routes at Heart of Walz’s $324M Transportation Package

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.

Polaris Dives Deeper into Boating Market with Purchase of Marquis-Larson Boat Group

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.

Government Shutdown Costing $25M in Revenue This Month, Says Delta CEO

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.

Sun Country Unveils Its Largest-Ever Expansion: 19 New Seasonal Nonstop Routes, Eight From MSP Airport

With the eight new routes from MSP Airport, Sun Country will grow its Minnesota workforce by 10 percent.

Orange Line Project Secures $74M Federal Grant

The project will improve roads, stations and service all along the I-35 corridor from Minneapolis to Burnsville.

With Federal Approval, What’s Next for the Southwest LRT?

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.

Electric Vehicle Company Lime Recalls A Scooter Line, Admitting Potential Manufacturing Flaw

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.

How Minneapolis and St. Paul are Acclimating to Dockless Bike Sharing

Everything you need to know about dockless bike programs across the Twin Cities metro.

MSP Airport's Interminable Terminal Construction

As long as passenger traffic continues to climb, building will continue.

Nice Ride Officially Rolls Out Hub-Based Dockless Bikeshare Program in Minneapolis

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.

Rochester, DMC Prepare to Roll Out Plans for Downtown Bus Rapid Transit Service

The vision sees ‘BRT’ circulator connecting Mayo Clinic with 6,000 new parking spaces.

Nice Ride Minnesota’s New Leadership Ushers in Cheaper Bike Rides, Dockless System

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.

Delta Announces New Route to South Korea from MSP International Airport

The route will be the first nonstop service from the Twin Cities to the region of Southeast Asia.

Delta Air Lines Goes Purple in New Uniforms

Tuesday’s roll out for 64,000 employees included a runway show at MSP Airport with designer Zac Posen.

Marathon Petroleum Acquiring SuperAmerica Stores, St. Paul Park Oil Refinery in $23B Deal

The acquisitions are part of a buyout deal with Andeavor, parent company of SuperAmerica and the refinery.

Sun Country's Lost Weekend

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.

Hourcar Unveils New Business Plan Featuring All-Electric Cars, One-Way Car Sharing

The car sharing company, with the help of Xcel Energy, are working together on a more environment- and convenient-friendly fleet and model.

'It's a Big Deal': C Line to Bring Bus Rapid Transit to Popular North Minneapolis Route

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.

Hitch Health Launching Nationwide Service with Lyft Partnership

The Minneapolis startup provides free and convenient transportation for low-income, uninsured and vulnerable patients.

Davis Brothers Selling Sun Country Airlines to New York Investment Group

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.

May the Best Bid Win

A new app aims to bring price transparency to the auto repair industry.

Tesla Buys Brooklyn Park Automation Machinery Maker Perbix

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.”

The Quest to Make Ridesharing Free

How a local ad software startup is shifting its focus to change the future of ridesharing.

Why the Riverview Corridor Streetcar is Still a Ways Away from Being Built

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.

How the Met Council Managed to Make Southwest LRT's Wall a Big Deal

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.

Two Wheels, Easy Terms

Affinity Plus seeks new customers with bike loans.

Pimp My Garage

Welcome to the country club of car storage.

Why America’s Big Airlines—and MN’s Representatives in Congress—Are Crying Foul at their Gulf-based Competitors

Qatar and United Arab Emirates based carriers are playing a growing role in the U.S. market. But are they playing fair?

Sun Country’s Shift to Low-Cost Carrier Model Will Include More Fees

The plan, laid out by new CEO Jude Bricker, sees Sun Country adopting a business similar to that of Spirit and Allegiant.

Book Review: “The Long Haul”

“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.

Kwik Trip to Buy Local Rival

The gas station and convenience store chain expects over 1,000 jobs will be created from the purchase.

Sun Country Names Jude Bricker as New CEO

Bricker replaces Zarir Erani, who was recently ousted by the local carrier’s chairman.

One of MN’s Largest Private Companies, Holiday Gas Stations, is Being Sold

The local gas station chain, according to estimates, may have sold for nearly $2 billion.

Sun Country CEO Let Go by Chairman

The Davis family, which owns Sun Country, has asked Zarir Erani to instead work on technology projects at its other businesses, such as Cambria.

Short Lines, Big Problems

Minnesota's small railroads are in a perilous state, putting the businesses and small towns that rely on them in jeopardy.

Twin Cities Transit Funding Board to Attempt a Break-Up...Again

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.

Federal Budget Compromise Funds Southwest LRT

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.

How Transportation And Infrastructure Became Political Footballs

A Q&A with MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle

Car Repair Shop Gives Workers A Lift

A local nonprofit is helping low-wage workers overcome the crushing cost of car repairs.

North Loop's Parking Conundrum

The neighborhood faces a parking crunch as new development arrives.

Bike Industry Contributes $780M To Minnesota Economy

A new study by the University of Minnesota and MnDOT tries to quantify bicycling's impact on wallets and health.

MHTA Rolls Out New Skills-Focused Job Board

The site is meant to better connect applicants whose interests and skills match a job—and help remove implicit bias in hiring.

Record Year For Cirrus In 2016

The Duluth-based company continued its streak of selling over 300 aircraft in a single year.

Delta Offers Deal For 32 Percent Stake In Mexico’s Largest Carrier

The offer is said to be worth $590 million. If approved, Delta would have the option to ultimately own 49 percent of Aeroméxico.

High-Speed Train To Rochester Might Be Derailed

There's been no contact between developers and state officials in months.

Minneapolis Commuting Modes Evolve

Workers are slowly realizing there are options other than driving alone.

Saving Twin Cities Transit Might Require Killing Regional Funding Board

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.

Cirrus Unveils New 2017 G6 Planes

The Duluth aircraft company’s new planes include an improved flight deck and lighting system.

Capitol Showdown For Business

Two business heavy hitters will push an aggressive agenda this session that goes beyond tax reform.

Cirrus Hands Keys For Personal Jet To Its First Customer

The aircraft has been 15 years in the making.

Minnesota Attorney General Sues Volkswagen

The state’s suit involves more than 11,500 diesel vehicles that were sold or leased in Minnesota from 2008 to 2015.

Delta Subcontractor At MSP Votes To Unionize

Workers for AirServ, including baggage handlers and cabin cleaners, indicated that they will push for higher wages and better benefits.

Sun Country Hit With Backlash After Trump Rally Held At Airport Hangar

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.

Anderson Trucking Expanding St. Cloud Facility

The company is adding one-third more space to its current operations.

Cirrus Wins FAA Approval For World’s First Personal Jet

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.

Can The Twin Cities Build Two Light Rail Projects At Once?

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?

Minnesota’s Summer Tourism Heats Up In 2016

Some lodging businesses remain confident that tourism numbers will remain strong through the fall.

Target CMO Leaving To Become President Of Uber

Jeff Jones will be in charge of marketing, operations and customer support for the ridesharing behemoth.

MSP Airport Workers Threaten To Strike For Higher Wage

Around 700 employees—mostly cleaners, cart drivers and luggage handlers—are asking for higher wages and for the right to unionize.

American Contests Delta's MSP-Tokyo Route

The airline thinks its Dallas-Fort Worth route is better than Delta's from MSP.

Study: Don’t Even Think About Driving To The St. Paul Soccer Stadium

The study notes that fans driving to the stadium in hopes of finding parking are almost assuredly going to find themselves out of luck.

Stealth Train

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?

What's With Nicollet Mall's Long Construction Timeline?

The $50 million construction project won't be finished until later in 2017.

How A Transportation Deal Didn't Get Done At The Legislature

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?

If MN Raises Tab Fees For Transportation, How Does It Work And Who Pays?

Everything you ever wanted to know about the policy — and politics — of Minnesota's vehicle tab fees.

Delta Offers To Help Speed Up Security At MSP Airport

The airline wants to reduce wait times before peak summer travel.

Does The Twin Cities Have Too Many Car-Sharing Services?

The market is increasingly crowded by both local and national brands.

Minneapolis Passes $33M Package For Parks, Street Infrastructure

Meanwhile, state officials are also debating how much to spend on transportation repairs and construction.

MSP Airport Among The World's Best

Results came from a survey of millions of flyers.

Denny Hecker To Serve One Less Year In Prison

The Twin Cities fraudster and former auto mogul had his sentenced shortened for undisclosed reasons.

Stratasys In Space: Rocket With 3D Printed Parts Successfully Launches

3D printing rocket components have proven to make the aircrafts lighter, more cost efficient and easier to construct.

Minnesota Chamber Sees Big Role For Business In State's Transportation-Funding Debate

Chamber head Doug Loon has teamed up with labor unions and other business groups to push for a transportation funding compromise at the Capitol.

State Launches First-Ever Crackdown On Credit Card Skimmers

The Department of Commerce said its annual gas pump inspections would now include searching for signs of tampering near card readers.

Polaris Acquires Industrial Vehicle Manufacturer Taylor-Dunn

The purchase fit into the company's strategic goal of expanding beyond powersports.

Company President Found Guilty Of Swindling Wages From Employees

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.

Cirrus Unveils Latest Entry To Its Top-Selling Airplane Series

The aircraft producer said its 2016 SR planes are “the most sophisticated aircraft” the company has made to date.

US-Japan Agreement Threatens Direct Flights From MSP To Tokyo

An amendment to the Open Skies pact between the two countries could make a nonstop flight unprofitable.

With Fed Commitment, Southwest LRT Now In The State's Hands

In spite of cuts made to the project in the past year, the rail line remains a top funding priority for the federal government.

How One Minneapolis Neighborhood Plans To Have A Major Impact On The Blue Line LRT Extension

Harrison community members have been working for months to make sure Bottineau LRT is useful — and fair — for the neighborhood's residents.

The Airport Club Trend Arrives At MSP

They're a hot growth business and business travelers in the Twin Cities are getting their first taste of the competition.

How Lawmakers Want To Spend Minnesota's Surplus

What does the 2016 legislative session portend for Minnesota businesses?

Lawmakers Consider Putting Transportation Funding Question Before Voters

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.

Explore Minnesota’s #OnlyinMN Campaign Boosts Tourism

A study found that every dollar invested in its 2015 spring/summer campaign generated a $75 return for Minnesota.

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.

Holiday Season Means More Hiring In Minnesota

Retail trade and transportation and warehousing employment have historically risen the most during Minnesota’s holiday season.

MSP Airport Installs State’s Largest Solar Array

Completion of the two-part project is expected to save the airport nearly $15 million over a 30-year span.

Is The Nicollet Mall Bus Detour A Bust Or Boon For Business?

The results are mixed.

Upgrading Transit From St. Paul To Airport Offers Plenty Of Options - Just Don't Mess With Parking

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.

Why Local Officials Aren't Freaking Out About The $1.48B Price Tag For Bottineau LRT

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.

Cirrus Safety Feature Saves Former Walmart CEO

The aircraft manufacturer is the only in its industry to include parachutes in all of its products.

The Courier Biz Searches For New Life

As document deliveries dwindle, the courier biz searches for new life.

Where Airplanes Go To Die

A Burnsville company is the go-to when your 747’s days have come to an end.

Transit Showdown In The Southwest Metro

Can SouthWest Transit’s express bus system survive Southwest LRT? Should it?

St. Paul Drops Parking Meter Proposal On Grand Avenue

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.

Sun Country Pilots Approve New Contract

The agreement follows years of tense negotiations.

Bottineau LRT Price Estimate Jumps $500M

The total price of the project is now expected to be $1.48 billion.

Railroads Want Mandated Safety Upgrade Deadline Pushed Back

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.

FAA Allege Sun Country Violated Drug Testing Protocol, Faces $115K Penalty

A dozen Sun Country employees were allegedly not drug tested after being hired or transferred, per the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Sun Country, Pilots Reach Tentative Labor Agreement

Negotiations had taken a contentious turn earlier this year.

Sun Country Ending Service To Chicago

Flights to city will end on September 28.

Southwest LRT Won't Go Forward Without Legislative Approval, Says Met Council Chair

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.

Paying For Parking In Minneapolis Can Now Be Done From Your Phone

The City of Minneapolis has just unveiled the pilot program for its on-street, pay-as-you-please parking app.

Meter Man: Coleman's Budget Address Includes Plan To Overhaul Street Parking In Downtown St. Paul

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.

Ikonics Grows Duluth Aerospace Platform With $4.3M Expansion

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.

PeopleNet's Data Highway

A Minnetonka firm leads the trucking industry’s evolution from cowboys of the road to driven data drones.

Sun Country Negotiations Won’t Delay Airport Expansion

Wages at MSP will also increase to a minimum of $10 per hour.

Eden Prairie End Of Line Is Likely To Take The Brunt Of Southwest LRT Cuts

Members of the Corridor Management Committee generally accepted a suggestion to scrap two stations in Eden Prairie.

Minnesota's 50 Fantastic Firsts

We challenge any other state to come up with a list of extraordinary innovations as impressive as Minnesota’s.

Who Gets A Stop When Viking River Cruises Hits The Mississippi?

Viking River Cruises wants to run the Mississippi, and local towns are lining for a piece of the action.

Met Council Proposes Cuts To Southwest LRT

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.

Fix—Don't Nix—Southwest LRT, Say Local Officials

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.

Bigger Trucks May Soon Hit Minnesota Roads

A plan to allow heavier trucks is in House transportation bill, not in Senate version.

In Wake Of Ballooning Costs, Even Southwest LRT Backers Ask, "Is It Worth It?"

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.

Hard Stop

A look inside the railroad industry's struggles to move Minnesota's commerce.

Southwest LRT Costs Hit $2B

The light rail project may have to be pared down or scrapped entirely.

Why Streetcars Are Losing Their Appeal As A Mass Transit Option

In the wake of a recent report on Portland's extensive system, even some urbanists have begun to question the utility of streetcars.

Inside The MSP Airport's New MN Wild-Themed Restaurant

Do the burgers resemble hockey pucks?

The Green Line Is Finally Getting (Slightly) Faster

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.

Is The Minneapolis Park Board Guided By Lessons From The Past—Or Haunted By Its History?

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.

Minnesota Chamber Of Commerce Proposes Alternative Transportation Funding Mechanism

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.

Dayton Doubles Down On Light Rail With Choice For Met Council Chair

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.

Adam Duininck Named New Chair Of The Metropolitan Council
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.

C.H. Robinson To Acquire Kansas City Freight Firm

The deal would expand the company’s e-commerce business.

Mpls. Pledges To Pursue Streetcars And BRT To Better Serve Poor And Minority Residents

The promises were among those delivered Tuesday in response to requests from the Equity Commitments Coalition for Metro-wide Transportation.

Cargill’s Investment Fund Buys Irish Aviation Leasing Co.

CarVal has invested more than $76 billion across 70 countries since its inception in 1987.

MSP Airport Building State’s Largest Solar Energy Site

The airport expects the project to generate up to 20 percent of its total power supply.

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.

Bite Squad Adds Gift And Liquor Delivery, Expands To Seattle

As Bite Squad expands, the market for restaurant delivery is heating up.

Nice Ride Is "Braking" Even

A look inside Nice Ride Minnesota's revenue cycle.

Mpls Plans Hennepin-Lyndale Corridor Overhaul, Seeks Input

A reconstruction of the often-congested corridor could begin in 2015.

Polaris Debuts Slingshot, A "Three-Wheel Roadster"

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.

Think Tank Calls For Moratorium On Light-Rail

The Center of the American Experiment, a conservative group, says lawmakers should focus transit spending on improving roads and bridges.

Mpls Strikes Deal With Transit Planners For SW Light-Rail

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.

Green Line Ridership On The Fast Track In Second Week

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.

Pohlads Drop “Twin Cities” From Name Of Auto Co.

Twin Cities Automotive has been rebranded as Carousel Motor Group, as it looks to expand into new areas.

Digging Into The Claims About Green Line LRT Development

It's true the light-rail line is attracting green, but Metropolitan Council numbers are off-track.

Auto-Repair Chain ABRA Buys Another Dozen Locations

ABRA Auto Body & Glass now has 229 locations in 18 states, and the latest deal marks its first expansion into Ohio.

MTS Systems Buys North Carolina Co. For $15M

Eden Prairie-based MTS Systems said its purchase of Roehrig Engineering is expected to close this summer.

Report Says St. Paul Union Depot Restoration Brought Big Jobs Boost

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.

With Federal Highway Trust Fund Running On Empty, MN Transportation Advocates Want Action

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.

Rochester-To-Metro High Speed Rail Won’t Connect In Mpls.

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.

MN Company Poised For IPO Is Sold For $310M Instead

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.

MN Transportation Advocates Woo Business After 2014’s Failure

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.

Video: Watch A Time-Lapse Trip On The Green Line LRT

Officials say the line will take 48 minutes to make its almost two dozen stops between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.

Sales Of Trucks In The Region Pick Up

Through April of this year, the average GMC truck sold for $40,099, a 12 percent jump since 2009.

Has The Green Line Fueled $2.5B In Developments?

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.

MN Mobile Banking Co. Aims To Raise $20M

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.

MnDOT Saves $50 Million On Bridges, Redirects Money To Freeways

The funding will now be used on two big freeway projects, one in the metro and one in southern Minnesota.

Auto Repair Chain Continues Acquisition Spree

ABRA Auto Body & Glass entered Chicago through its latest deal and now has 218 collision repair centers in 17 states.

Airtime Essentials

Learn how to prepare for—and make the most of—media appearances.

Auto Supplier Adding Up To 150 Jobs In Winona

TRW Automotive said that a contract it recently landed is driving its expansion in Minnesota.

ABRA Auto Body Buys 13 Repair Shops, Seeks More Acquisitions

The collision-repair chain continues to grow, and it’s actively seeking additional acquisition opportunities.

Denny Hecker Dealerships: Everything Must Go

Denny’s in jail, but some of his dealerships still await their fate.

All Two-Dozen Stop-N-Go Stores Purchased In MN, ND

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.

Two MN Stocks Tumble On Earnings Announcements

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.

Twin Cities Law Firm Earns Victory In Supreme Court Case

The high court sided with Air Wisconsin Airlines, a client of Fafinski Mark & Johnson, and overturned a $1.2 million verdict.

Polaris Touts Record Profits, Charts More Growth In 2014

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.

Arctic Cat’s Stock Dives On Missed Earnings

The recreational vehicle company announced that its third-quarter profits fell 32 percent and it is lowering its full-year earnings guidance for 2014.

With Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Over, Businesses And City Tally Losses

Minneapolis finance officials estimate city restaurants, like MASA, left, lost $1.7 million in dining revenues for the season.

TCB Unveils Person Of The Year: Duluth Mayor Don Ness

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.

Another Eagan Co. Looking To Go Public

According to regulatory filings, Transport America aspires to raise $75 million from an initial public offering.

Colle+McVoy Takes On The Return Of Indian Motorcycle

The local agency is helping Polaris advertise the all-American brand.

Arctic Cat’s Stock Dives On Lower Profits

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.

Polaris’ Q3 Sales Eclipse $1B, Co. Adds New Products

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.

Mayor Rybak Calls For Intense Study Of Southwest LRT Options During 90-Day Delay

“If we spend 90 days just thinking about stuff, this will be a failure.”

Dayton Supports Delay Of SW LRT Decision

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.

Enterprise Plans To Add 80 New Twin Cities Jobs

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.

St. Paul Co. Awarded $5M In Patent Infringement Case

A jury found that Global Traffic Technologies’ patent involving technology for controlling traffic lights was infringed upon.

Mpls Welcomes Yet Another Car-Sharing Service

Rental car giant Enterprise announced that it is expanding its CarShare program to Minneapolis, an increasingly competitive car-sharing market.

MN Adds 12K Jobs, Regains All Lost In Recession

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.

St. Paul Touts New Economic Activity Along Central Corridor

The city said that building permits issued along the new light-rail line have hit a five-year high.

Mpls. Earns High Marks For Energy Efficiency Efforts

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.

Polaris Lands Contract To Sell Vehicles To German Army

The vehicles are described as “highly-mobile,” allowing for the transportation of military personnel and gear through “extreme off-road terrain.”

Mpls. Plant Closure Leads To 50 Layoffs

While the layoffs haven’t yet occurred, SIFCO Industries said they will be doled out in upcoming phases.

Minneapolis Council Members Unhappy With Southwest LRT Options For Trains, Tunnels

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.

Holiday Stationstores Expands With 16 New Locations

More than a dozen stores formerly branded as The Gas Stop will be converted into Holiday Stationstore franchise locations.

Minneapolis Mayor Rybak Proposal: Cut Property Taxes By 1% In 2014

Although Mayor Rybak is not seeking re-election in November, he laid out some long-term proposals for Minneapolis in his final budget speech.

Could SW LRT Plan Collapse Like Washington Project?

A Star Tribune story suggests that the demise of a Washington transit project serves as a “cautionary tale” for local planners.

Southwest Light-Rail Costs Climb Even Higher

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.

Aviation Takes Off In Duluth

Duluth's aviation sector continues to grow.

Polaris Boosts Outlook Again On Higher Profits

The Medina-based company reported double-digit growth in both earnings and revenue, and it’s gearing up for much-anticipated product launches.

Nearly $1M In Incentives Attract 100 MN Jobs

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.

Costs Climb Higher For Southwest Light-Rail Line

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.

Metro Transit Reports Nearly 40 Million Bus And Train Rides In First Half Of 2013

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.

Time Running Out In Contentious Light-Rail Dispute

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.

Case Tried By Twin Cities Firm Heads To U.S. Supreme Court

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.

Report: 42 Biz Expansions To Add 1,300 MN Jobs

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.

New Minnesota Laws Take Effect July 1: Taxes On Top Incomes, Cigarettes; More Money For Schools

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.

Mad Men Flies Northwest

In ’68 the skirts were short, the drinks were stiff . . . and airports were the place to do business?

Pinnacle Airlines Hits Restart Button, Changes Name To Endeavor Air

Pinnacle is now a Delta subsidiary and its pilots exclusively fly Delta Connection regional flights.

Ad Agency Fallon Loses Major Client Cadillac

General Motors pulled the Cadillac account from ad agency Fallon after nearly three years of award-winning work.

Report Examines Impact Of Central Corridor on Area Cos.

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.

Light Rail May Relocate Freight Line Through Football Field

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 Adds Jobs in Northern Minnesota

Delta Air Lines plans to expand its work force at its reservation call center in Chisholm, which currently houses about 500 full-time employees.

Zipcar Car-Sharing Program Expands Throughout Mpls.

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.

MN Auto Restorer Allegedly Defrauded Customers of $1M

A former employee of Memory Lane Classics, a car restoration company in Chisholm, was charged Tuesday with wire fraud and transaction money laundering.

ABRA Auto Body Buys 23 Repair Shops, CEO Eyes More Growth
UnityWorks Media Is Helping Drive Traffic

A Bloomington agency’s targeted videos are helping car dealers land customers.

New Products, Long Winter Drive Polaris to Record Profits

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 to Hire 100+ Bus Drivers

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.

Polaris Acquires French Maker of Small Vehicles

Known primarily for its recreational vehicles, Polaris has acquired a French automobile company that makes low-speed personal vehicles, as well as commercial vehicles.

Dayton: $750M Bonding Bill Would Add 21K Jobs

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 Airlines Lands in MN with 350+ New Jobs

Pinnacle, the regional carrier of Delta Air Lines, plans to hire hundreds after moving its headquarters from Memphis to the Twin Cities.

Lake Superior Shippers Hurt by Low Water Levels

Shippers are having trouble hauling their full cargo loads on Lake Superior because water levels are well below their monthly averages.

MnDOT Plans $1.1B in 2013 Road Work

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.

Cirrus Appoints New President, Steps Toward $950K Loan

The airplane manufacturer appointed Pat Waddick, a longtime employee and chief engineer of the company’s original aircraft, as president.

Delta Launches Service From MSP to Oil-Rich Area of ND

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.

Survey: MSP 4th-Best Airport for Biz Travelers

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport garnered 18.3 percent of votes cast by travel agent owners, managers, and agents across the country.

Sun Country CEO Makes Surprising, Sudden Departure

Stan Gadek is being replaced on an interim basis by Vice President and General Counsel John Fredericksen.

Mpls. Weighs 3 Options for Central-Nicollet Transit Route

Enhanced buses would operate with pre-boarding payment and access through any door to speed up exit and entry at stops.

C.H. Robinson Shares Fell 10% Wednesday

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’s HQ Move Means New MN Jobs, No Impact on Flyers

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.

Fast-Growing Logistics Company to Add 500 Local Jobs

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.

Metro Transit Workers Approve New 3-Yr. Contract

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.”

Small Gas Stations Are Running on Empty

Where are all the gas stations going?

Jefferson Lines CEO Zelle Leaves to Lead MnDOT

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.

Canadian Pacific, Employer of 1.6K in MN, Cutting 4.5K Jobs

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.

Twin Cities Automotive Buys Another Dealership

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.

MnDOT Chief Tom Sorel to Leave for AAA Mpls.

Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Bernie Arseneau, the agency’s current deputy commissioner and chief engineer, to serve as acting commissioner.

Air France to Offer MSP-Paris Flights in Summer 2013

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.

C.H. Robinson Sells Payment Services Biz for $302.5M

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.

XRS Promotes Finance VP Weber, Names Him CFO

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.

White House Expedites Review Process for SW Corridor

The White House has decided to fast-track the federal permitting and environmental review process for the Southwest Corridor light-rail line.

C.H. Robinson to Buy Chicago Freight Services Co. for $635M

Phoenix International is the second company that C.H. Robinson has agreed to buy this month.

Pohlad-Owned Twin Cities Automotive to Buy 4 Luxury Dealerships

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.

Phillips Distilling to Introduce UV Vodka in Spain

The move marks the brand’s first foray into Europe, where the company plans to continue to expand.

Xata Changes Name, Introduces New Mobile Platform

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.

Cirrus to Add Jobs, Build Amphibious Sport Planes

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.

Report: Cost of Flights Out of MSP to Rise in 2013

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, Southwest Add Flight Destinations from MSP

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.

A Food Truck for Your Hair

Jon Charles Salon is taking the mobile services trend to hair-raising heights.

90 Applicants Vying for $47.5M in State Grants

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.

Xata Lays Off 29 as It Moves to Mobile Devices

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.

Local Truck Sells Clothes on the Go

Two entrepreneurs have reportedly transformed an old Star Tribune newspaper truck into a mobile clothing retailer.

Spirit Airlines Debuts in MSP with Mile Giveaway

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.

Central Corridor Light-Rail Line is 50 Percent Done

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.

Union Depot Selects Prop. Manager, Bike-Center Operator

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.

Fast-Growing WY Airline Expanding Service from MSP

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.

Saints Ballpark, Southwest LRT Not in MN Bonding Bill

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.

Cirrus Gets Funding From Owner to Make Its 1st Jet

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.

MnDOT Plans 316 Construction Projects for $1.1B in '12

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.

Delta Partner Pinnacle Airlines Files for Chapter 11

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.

Report: Cargill Gets OK to Market E15 Gas Blend

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.

Rochester "Zip Rail" Could Add $1B a Year to MN Economy

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."

Spirit Airlines to Debut Flights from MSP Airport in May

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.

Delta Fliers Can Change Flights for Free During Storm

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.

3M to Make Fuel Tanks for Natural Gas Vehicles

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.

Metro Transit Light-Rail System Gets Name, Logo

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. MetroLogo

G Is For Good Gate Grub

Delta Air Lines is spearheading a reinvention of airport concessions at MSP, and the results are already apparent.

Metro Transit Ridership Climbs to 81 Million in 2011

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.

U Start-Up Builds App for Safer Teen Driving

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.

Delta, 8thBridge Debut Facebook App for Group Travel

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.

Polaris Invests Further in Motorcycles, Elec. Vehicles

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.

Mesaba Airlines to Close Eagan HQ, Cut 193 Jobs

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 Offers Second $79-Fare Sale in a Month

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.

SW Corridor, Northern Lights Transit Projects Progress

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.

State Fair Admission Up; Pre-Fair Tix Unchanged

The Great Minnesota Get-Together has raised at-the-gate prices by $1 for adults and $8 for children.

Sun Country Moves Forward Under New Ownership

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.

St. Paul Airport Temporarily Closed Due to Floods

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.

12 Pilots And Two Flight Attendants

The Sun Country Story

An Evolved Transit City: Portland’s Lesson for Minneapolis

Portland’s public policies of the past have created a more connected and transit-possible city than Minneapolis.

At Your Service

Sears Imported Autos had to choose between two German luxury brands. Here’s why it picked Mercedes-Benz.

Delta Is Flying High On The Iron Range

Delta’s Chisholm reservation center is the airline’s best.

LRT Limps Along, Roads/Transit Strike Out

Update: The 2013 Minnesota Legislature came up nearly empty on infrastructure funding.

M Is For Mental

The Met Council and Dakota County squabble over paint.

Plugged In To Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles on the rise.

RoadTab Automates Car Repairs

Are car repairs the next old-school business waiting to be revolutionized by the Internet?

Spirit's Cheap. The Fees, Not So Much.

Is the "ultra" low-cost carrier worth business traverlers' attention?

Under The Radar

How the unlikeliest airline in America may finally be finding clear air after 15 years of turbulence.

Will Metro Transit’s Green Line Really Replace 500 Bus Trips?

When Metro Transit’s Green Line LRT opens next month, it will render more than 500 daily bus trip superfluous. Or not.

Light-Rail Stops Boost Twin Cities Property Values, Study Shows

Rental costs were higher along transit lines, too, according to the study.

Eagan Trucking Company to Settle Suit for Charging Service Dog Fee

As part of the settlement, Transport America will revise its pet polices so there’s no charge for service animals.

Minnesota Notches $5.7 Billion in Exports for Q2

The amount marks a 4 percent drop from the same period last year.

MSP Airport Renovations Prompt Checkpoint Changes

Don’t have TSA PreCheck? You’ll have to use the northern checkpoint if you're flying out of Terminal 1.

Lime Launches in Rochester

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.

New Brighton Trucking Firm LME Abruptly Closes

The closure reportedly leaves hundreds without work.

Florida RV Company Lazydays Opens First Midwest Facility in Anoka County

The facility marks the company’s fifth location nationwide.

Cirrus Taps Former Tesla Exec as CEO

Zean Nielsen replaces co-founder Dale Klapmeier, a 2015 inductee into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame.

Minnesota Exports Rise 1.5 Percent to $5.4 Billion in Q1

The largest market growth was seen in Europe.

Nice Ride Drives Inclusion with New Discount Program

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.

Two New Airport Apps Help Travelers Eat Their Fill

AtYourGate and Grab make dining on the fly more convenient.

Scooters Are Back in St. Paul, After All

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.

Minneapolis Plans for a Future with Motorized Scooters

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.

With a $1.6 Million Investment, DHL Relocates Airport Service Center to New Facility

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.

Why I Kicked My Uber Career to the Curb

Commentary: TCB’s associate editor recounts her experiences as a woman Uber driver and weighs the idea of female-only ride share services.

Nice Ride Minnesota Returns Next Week with Expanded Bikeshare Offerings—but only in Minneapolis

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.

Jude Bricker Gets Very Real on Sun Country's Quest for Financial Sustainability

The airline's CEO believes the Eagan-based company still "has to define its place in the market."

Electric Coaches, New Transit Routes at Heart of Walz’s $324M Transportation Package

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.

Polaris Dives Deeper into Boating Market with Purchase of Marquis-Larson Boat Group

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.

Government Shutdown Costing $25M in Revenue This Month, Says Delta CEO

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.

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