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

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

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

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