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

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

Southwest light rail dispute delays opening to 2019 or later

The latest setback was revealed Wednesday at a meeting of metro leaders who are poised to make a recommendation on whether to hide the light rail in tunnels alongside freight trains in the Kenilworth corridor.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 09:24 PM

Stalemate over Southwest light-rail line adds millions to cost

The continued haggling over the route and other details have raised concerns about the escalating cost of the Twin Cities’ largest transit project, and how much power Minneapolis has to shape the outcome.

Updated: March 23, 2014, - 12:09 AM

March 16: Small railroad at center of LRT fight has big stake

TC&W railroad, a big player in farm country, poses a major obstacle to Twin Cities Southwest light-rail project.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 09:28 PM

'Close calls' at MSP top most busier U.S. airports

Current and former air traffic controllers say the airport’s layout, urban location and heavy reliance on two runways can create a more challenging environment than airports with more room to maneuver.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 09:42 AM

Condo, townhouse residents prefer freight trains to light rail traffic

Resident groups say they’d rather have freight trains than ground-level light rail, and they complain Minneapolis is ignoring their concerns...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Met Council proposes $85M Southwest LRT tunnel

Facing stiff opposition from Minneapolis, planners of the Southwest Corridor light-rail line are considering a more expensive option for putting the transit out of sight.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 11:45 PM

March 5: Mpls. City Council votes against LRT tunnels

Minneapolis City Council opposes digging tunnels for contentious light-rail line.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Obituary: Acropol Inn owner Aris Apostolou launched a St. Paul landmark

It was a rags-to-restaurant story. Aris and Cassandra Apostolou leave Greece for America, wash dishes and wait tables and scrape...

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 12:54 AM

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