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

Southwest LRT foes raise safety concerns over freight trains

As key votes approach, sides remain split on hazards, route’s impact.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 09:26 PM

Southwest LRT: Bumpy path to crucial Mpls. vote

Concerns linger over effects on lakes, recreation and homes as Minneapolis prepares to vote this month on the Southwest line.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 11:46 PM

St. Louis Park, Eden Prairie approve Southwest light rail

Their approvals shift the focus to Minneapolis, which reached a tentative deal last week over the $1.6 billion Southwest project and is expected to vote in late August.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 08:58 PM

Obit: James Gustafson, former commissioner of IRRRB

It was one of the tougher assignments in state government: sending a Republican to oversee a traditional DFL fiefdom on...

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 09:18 PM

Fares fall at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport but are still high

Airfares dropped more sharply at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in early 2014 than at any of the nation’s 20 busiest...

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 07:48 PM

New 35W bridge already is aging

Cracks emerged in concrete girders. A drainage hole on the bridge deck plugged up. Rust showed above piers.

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 08:08 AM

Light rail looks big for Eden Prairie

An average of 12,007 people per weekday are expected to use the suburb’s five stations, more than any other community.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 07:21 PM

Mpls. has until Aug. 30 to vote on Southwest LRT deal

Suburban officials object to the extension on Southwest project.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 09:45 PM

How Minneapolis accepted Southwest Corridor light-rail deal

Prodded by a mediator, Minneapolis officials agreed to the light-rail route with promises of money for improvements. The City Council is expected to vote on it in late August.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 06:41 AM

July 11: Trade-offs marked rail deal

Minneapolis ran out of time, negotiating options.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 10:13 PM

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