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Minneapolis, Met Council Bridge Difference Over LRT

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - The plan to extend the Southwest Light Rail corridor overcame an obstacle Friday to keep the plan on schedule. If an agreement hadn’t been reached, it could have cost the state an extra $100 million or more. 392 more words

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Crystal City Councilman Jeff Kolb Takes On The Met Council

by Jason Bradley

Yesterday, the Minnesota House held a hearing in the new Subcommittee on Metropolitan Council Accountability and Transparency on House Bill (HF75) which is possibly the most important of the new Metropolitan Council-related bills. 570 more words

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Section 8 Housing Applications Outnumber Slots

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – For the first time in more than five years, thousands of people in the metro area have a chance to apply for Section 8 housing. 297 more words

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Council: Metro Transit Sees Highest Ridership Since 1981

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Metropolitan Council says that in 2014 Metro Transit buses and trains had the highest ridership tally in more than 30 years. … 233 more words

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Dayton Taps Political Ally To Chair Metropolitan Council

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on an experienced transit official and a political ally to lead the Metropolitan Council.

Current council member Adam Duininck will replace outgoing Chairwoman Sue Haigh. 113 more words

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