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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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Current Issues

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


Minnesota District Court Declines to Extend Limited NEPA Cause of Action to Section 4(f) 

On February 25, 2016, the United States District for the District of Minnesota granted the Metropolitan Council’s motion to dismiss challenges to a proposed light rail transit route—the… 848 more words

Environmental Law

LRT Blue Line Extension Approved By Final Municipality

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The fifth and final municipality unanimously approved an extension to the light rail blue line in their district Friday, clearing the way for the project to move forward. 103 more words