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

Lack of options sets up battle on Southwest light-rail line

Metro leaders expressed frustration at the influence of the freight railroad industry over key decisions facing the future Southwest LRT.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 09:14 AM

Sept. 24: Consultant has conflict over route review

Finding a less costly and controversial route for freight traffic away from the LRT line hits another obstacle as a...

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Mayor R.T. Rybak urges broader Southwest light-rail inquiry

Mayor asks agency to expand search for a way to reroute freight cars.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 10:52 PM

County funders: Ditch Southwest LRT tunnels in Minneapolis

County funders say planners should eliminate two tunnels in Minneapolis and instead place the line next to existing freight tracks.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 08:11 PM

Sept. 12: Railroad flexes its muscle over LRT

TC&W complained Met Council isn’t listening to its concerns.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 10:00 PM

Sept. 4: Met Council panel rejects $330M LRT tunnel

Key advisory panel votes down $330 million tunnel to carry Southwest light-rail line through Minneapolis Kenilworth corridor.

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 09:48 PM

Hennepin County asks for new look at Southwest LRT options

Officials have requested the Met Council to hire a Colorado firm to assess other solutions to the tangle over freight-train,...

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 09:22 PM

Bowing to metro leaders, Met Council pushes back LRT action

Met Council pushed back Southwest light-rail route decision after city and county leaders said they needed more time to weigh...

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 12:38 AM

Met Council chief suggests avoiding vote in Southwest LRT feud

Metro leaders bristle at suggestion that they decide by consensus rather than a vote on contentious Southwest light-rail options.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 09:42 PM

Aug. 28: Residents challenge proposed flight paths

Worried homeowners quiz FAA official on health, financial effects of proposed landing system.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 11:45 AM

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