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Southwest Light Rail Cuts Mean Sacrifices For Communities

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The cutting is about to begin to parts of the Southwest Light Rail project between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

Last month, the Metropolitan Council said cost estimates had ballooned to about $2 billion – an increase of about 25 percent from earlier estimates. 307 more words


Met Council Says St. Paul Is Growing Its Fastest In Nearly 50 Years

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — New numbers show St. Paul is a busier city than it has been in almost 50 years.

The Metropolitan Council’s latest look at population growth shows St. 331 more words


Report: Twin Cities population nears 3 million, housing construction rises

It’s not just your imagination – the Twin Cities metropolitan area is indeed getting a little more crowded.

The Metropolitan Council – which runs the Metro Transit system and other public services in the seven-county area – is reporting that the Twin Cities’ population grew to nearly three million in 2014. 173 more words


Readers Write (May 12): Bird-safe skyways, transportation funding, Metropolitan Council, garbage ...

RENÉE JONES SCHNEIDER • Star Tribune A bird flew past a skyway in downtown Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday, May 8, 2015. ] RENEE JONES … 9 more words

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Prominent New York Rabbi David Cohen Sentenced For Role In Large Scale Charity Scam

New York Daily News — A religious leader and former director of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty was sentenced to a year of weekends in jail Monday for his role in a $9 million scam centered on a longtime Sheldon Silver pal. 81 more words


Lake Minnetonka's Gray's Bay Marina Closing For Construction

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Boaters will want to plan ahead next week before hitting Lake Minnetonka.

Work on the Metropolitan Council sewer lines is closing boat access at Gray’s Bay Marina from Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 7. 42 more words


Southwest LRT Project Under Scrutiny Following $341M Price Hike

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The chairman of the Metropolitan Council says “all options are on the table” regarding the future of the Southwest Light Rail Transit Line. 469 more words