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Met Council Secures Final $145M For Southwest Light Rail

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Southwest light rail project is now back on track.

Instead of the state kicking in $144.5 million in funding, that amount will now come from the Metropolitan Council, the Counties Transit Improvement Board and Hennepin County. 29 more words


Met Council To Vote Wednesday On SWLRT Funding

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Met Council is voting on Wednesday on authorizing funding to potentially save the Southwest Light Rail Transit project.

The council is meeting Wednesday and will vote on issuing up to $103.5 million to cover a gap in the project. 99 more words


Met Council Says Cost Of SWLRT Has Risen By $19 Million

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Metropolitan Council says the price to build the Southwest Light Rail has gone up $19 million because of inaction by lawmakers. 105 more words


Susu Jeffrey | Coldwater Named A National Treasure

The American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 protects and preserves religious rights and cultural practices including access to sacred sites, freedom to worship through ceremonial and traditional rights, and use and possession of objects considered sacred.

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Minneapolis | Southwest LRT: Responses to Final Environmental Impact Statement

SWLRT to affect quality of life for Minneapolis residents, has serious environmental impacts and other drawbacks in what is suburban bid for development.

This article outlines the objections to the SWLRT as it is currently planned, including serious environmental impacts as well as potential rail safety concerns. 1,621 more words

Susu Jeffrey | Coldwater Springs again threatened

The Metropolitan Council plans to authorize a new sewer replacement near the main limestone fracture that delivers some water to Coldwater. It is a violation of the 2001 Coldwater protection law, the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act and the 1805 U.S. 80 more words


A Minnesota leader you didn't know is a Metropolitan State alum: Gary Cunningham

CEO of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association and “First Gentleman” of Minneapolis

Gary Cunningham, Metropolitan State’s 2014 Alumnus of the Year, is the president and CEO of the… 127 more words