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

Organized critics slow planning for Southwest LRT

Hundreds of activists are raising doubts about safety and environmental impact; now they’re threatening lawsuits.

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 11:45 PM

Open revolt at price for Southwest light-rail line

Planners of the light-rail line between Minneapolis and the southwest suburbs were told to pare its price tag by taking a tougher stance on residents’ demands.

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 06:08 AM

Lawmakers urge new approach to Southwest LRT

Met Council says it will go back to drawing board on unpopular freight options.

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 10:51 PM

Cities press for Southwest LRT extras

Representatives told Met Council that the “betterments” would entice more riders as well as improve their communities.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 11:37 PM

Questions postpone decisions on Southwest light-rail line

More details for construction options, costs for Southwest light-rail project will be ascertained.

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 09:54 PM

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

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