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

Rybak looks at tunnel options for LRT

The Minneapolis mayor wants assurances that building a short tunnel to hide a light-rail transit line won’t jeopardize the environment...

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 08:11 PM

Light-rail transit fight poses risk for future project

Twin Cities isn’t only metro area to face backlash to light-rail transit projects, as collapse of Washington state project shows.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 10:09 AM

Tensions rise as decision on Southwest Corridor light-rail line nears

Tunnels, costs and freight trains keep consensus elusive on the Southwest Corridor line.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 10:34 PM

Focus on tunnels, berm in LRT dispute

Southwest Corridor planners have homed in on 3 options for resolving a dispute that has split Minneapolis and St. Louis...

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 09:46 PM

Obituary: Janet Desmond, Mini Donut pioneer

When the last Mini Donut was sold and the fairgrounds emptied, the young men working at Janet Desmond’s concession stand...

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 11:37 AM

Southwest Corridor light-rail line costs soar

The price tag for the future light-rail line between Minneapolis and the southwest suburbs will rise sharply — as much as 32 percent — under newly released estimates for the cost of dealing with conflicting freight train traffic.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 10:48 AM

LRT fight centers on freight corridor in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park

Light-rail planners are rapidly approaching crucial decisions that will shape the line’s design and could increase its cost.

Updated: July 14, 2013, - 04:48 PM

Control tower errors rise at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Air traffic controllers made more mistakes recently at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport than at five of the 10 U.S. airports that had more plane traffic.

Updated: July 01, 2013, - 08:59 AM

Defective bridges remain a problem all over Minnesota

Half a billion in spending is not keeping up with the state’s deteriorating structures.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 09:58 AM

Obituary: Longtime Congress aide Rick Jauert

Those who remember Rick Jauert know that he could never be silent.In his final days in a nursing home in...

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 08:19 PM

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