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.

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Minneapolis, Eagan, Richfield, MSP Airport win noise deal OK

Air traffic forecasts estimate that 1,131 homes in southwest Minneapolis could get initial or increased soundproofing worth $25 million

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Oct. 22: Dayton urges more citizen input

The Minnesota governor on Tuesday called for greater citizen participation in key decisions facing the Southwest Corridor light-rail project, the biggest transit project ever in the Twin Cities.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 09:19 PM

Oct. 18: St. Louis Park balks at Dayton's plan

The city threatened to fight any new attempt to reroute freight trains into its community to make room for the Southwest Corridor light-rail line in a recreational corridor of Minneapolis.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 06:25 AM

Oct. 17: Southwest LRT delay denounced

Postponing decision on tunnels for up to three months could derail the project, planners warn.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 12:12 AM

Gov. Dayton embraces Southwest light-rail line delay

Gov. Dayton said studies will look for alternative routes for freight trains and make sure water quality in Minneapolis’ chain of lakes is not damaged.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 08:12 PM

Southwest light-rail plan advances without endorsement

Transit policymakers avoided taking a stand on light-rail project as the governor prepares to weigh in on talks.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 09:15 AM

Southwest LRT tunnel plan near crucial decision

A plan to dig tunnels for Southwest line approaches a key vote, with policymakers poised to proceed over Minneapolis’ objections.

Updated: October 13, 2013, - 09:08 AM

Oct. 9: Mayor Rybak casts only ‘no’ vote on Southwest light-rail tunnels

Minneapolis votes no, but an advisory panel of metro leaders endorsed a Metropolitan Council plan to hide light-rail trains in tunnels through a recreation area.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 11:02 PM

Metro leaders face key vote on Southwest LRT tunnels

Future of Southwest line in the balance as controversy continues.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 11:37 PM

Freight reroute study prompts new look at LRT dispute

A study says there is a cheaper way to reroute freight train traffic to St. Louis Park to make room...

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 09:44 PM

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