Pat Doyle

Reporter | State Capitol
Phone: 651-222-1210
Pat Doyle covers state government and politics from the Star Tribune's state capitol bureau in St. Paul, focusing on statewide and congressional elections, campaign finance, and business and economic issues.

Recent content from Pat Doyle

Tunnel design mix-up snags Southwest Corridor light-rail plan

Planners for the new light-rail line sent Minneapolis officials the wrong designs for the controversial tunnels, an error that will delay the city’s review past a key deadline.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 07:59 AM

Green Line may offer 24-hour LRT service

Met Council leaders agree it makes sense to offer later service.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 09:06 PM

For Minneapolis, Southwest LRT hits deal or no-deal time

The Southwest Corridor light-rail project won a major victory last week, but now its supporters will learn whether Minneapolis will...

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 06:31 AM

April 9: Dayton says Minneapolis tunnels the 'only option'

Gov. Mark Dayton said if Minneapolis officials continue to oppose the tunnel option, the Met Council must decide if it will proceed without the city’s consent. But, the governor said, a protracted dispute would likely doom the project

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 08:54 PM

April 10: Southwest Corridor LRT tunnels get green light from Met Council

The Metropolitan Council voted 14-2 to hide the line in twin tunnels through the Kenilworth corridor of Minneapolis, despite complaints that it will disrupt and transform the neighborhood.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 08:53 PM

Neighborhoods get private meetings on Southwest light rail

Neighborhood activists with different agendas pleaded their cases to the governor’s top aides.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 10:04 PM

Metro leaders endorse tunnel plan for Southwest rail corridor

The leaders voted 11-2 for the plan, with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges denouncing it as “a fundamental failure of fairness” to her constituents.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:36 PM

Southwest light rail planners OK tunnels in Minneapolis again

After months of delay and studies, transit planners once again recommend digging tunnels for the Southwest light rail on either side of a water channel in the Minneapolis Kenilworth corridor.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Minneapolis stands alone in opposing Southwest light-rail plans

Minneapolis is growing increasingly isolated in the fight over the future of the Southwest Corridor as the light-rail project approaches a crucial showdown.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 09:47 AM

Sunshine and sophistication in Mexico City

Mexico City offers an urbane alternative to beach resorts for tourists seeking fine cuisine, culture and history.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 04:09 PM

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