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Members of a transit board that is a key funder of the project say the board should not contribute more than the $496 million it had already promised.
Its $6 million cost pales in comparison to the $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium nearby, but a publicly financed pedestrian bridge at the Downtown East light-rail station is provoking protest from critics, who say the team should foot the bill.
Fate of Southwest light-rail line in hands of young, eclectic fan of Dutch transit ideas.
The additional $341 million in costs are tied to poor ground conditions and soil contamination in St. Louis Park and Hopkins.
Last Monday, a widely reported account of fare dodgers on the metro’s light-rail lines surfaced during a Minnesota House Transportation Policy and Finance committee meeting.…
A nascent but fervent few workers are run-commuting in the Twin Cities and beyond. No car, transit pass or bicycle is necessary — just a well-hewn pair of running shoes and a plan for cleanup upon arrival on the job.
73-59 vote follows lengthy, fractious debate.
Details from the Ryan Companies proposal for a $400 million redevelopment near new Vikings stadium.
The term “serial entrepreneur” was probably invented to describe Rodney Palmer Burwell. The Orono resident and Minnesota Business Hall of Fame recipient founded and was…
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has upgraded its fleet of firefighting aircraft — and not a moment too soon. More than 91 percent of…
Green Line sees more fare dodgers than older Blue Line, says a report to be discussed Wednesday.
The expansion will add 100 jobs and involves improving an existing building at the company’s sprawling 3-million-square-foot complex, parts of which date back a century, and purchasing new machinery.
University of Minnesota Prof. Greg Lindsey has been named the first “Scholar in Residence” at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This may strike some —…
Republicans object to tax and fee hikes, suggest using budget surplus and cutting spending instead.
Ibrahim Mohamed has worked at MSP for the past 11 years. At one time, he drove a truck while assigned to empty the toilets and refill the water systems on airliners.
An ambitious effort to modernize Minnesota’s driver’s license and vehicle registration system has taken years and cost nearly $37 million, but the state has little to show for it so far. By 2018, when it's expected to be completed, the price tag could be as much as $93 million.
The Teen Driver Support System smartphone app was developed after nearly 10 years of work. The U is now exploring whether the app can be commercialized.
The proposal would likely mean Minnesotans would pay more at the pump, plus see a half-cent metro-area sales tax. Dayton also wants a metro sales-tax increase for mass transit upgrades.
Call for new wholesale gas tax and higher license fees mirrors Gov. Dayton’s transportation plan.
State still on the hook for $121 million for the project.
A multibillion-dollar fix is needed for state's highway system, one of country's most run down.
The report, ordered by the Minnesota Legislature, identified the 100 highest-risk intersections when oil trains pose a risk because tracks cross roads and highways.
Even with heightened security these days, it’s a tad surprising that travelers still bring loaded guns to airports in their carry-on bags. Every week,…
A motorist was killed in a head-on collision in North Branch on Saturday evening, according to the State Patrol.The accident occurred on Hwy. 95 and…
Peter Lupori was a respected artist and beloved professor at St. Catherine University whose passion for art influenced and delighted generations in the Twin Cities…
Decision affects more than 2,000 people who are employed by firms at Minneapolis-St. Paul International.
Cities often end up posting restrictions to discourage hide-and-riders from taking up parking spots on residential streets to ride the light rail. But while there are free park-and-ride lots along the Blue Line, no such lots exist along the Green Line
Metro Transit is releasing basic plans for suburban light-rail stations; proposals to be fine-tuned in 2015.
Economics push young adults to expand their transportation menu beyond the automobile and to bikes, buses and trains.
Public input on channel bridge will be sought in 2015.
Metropolitan Council Chairwoman Susan Haigh announced her resignation Wednesday, saying it has proved too time-consuming to juggle the demands of her work for the regional…
They allege they were forced out for challenging operations.
Call for caution comes after trucks hit seven bridges in past month.
Workers present case to Metropolitan Airports Commission.
As planned, Union Depot has attracted most all modes of transport since reopening in 2012 after a $243 million renovation. What appears to be missing — at least for now — is a robust offering of retail shops and restaurants, so common at other historic train stations across the country.
Met Council says it based $13.7 million decision on audit showing agency falsified records, not on official’s problems with SEC.
A fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility caused 22 flights from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to be canceled Friday morning.
Security lines ease as nearly half of U.S. travelers enter PreCheck program.
DARTS contracts canceled as audit finds falsified records and inadequate bus maintenance.
The views aren’t picturesque, but convenience has its own appeal for the first people moving into homes in the parking lots of shopping centers.
A Minneapolis group says the impact on the Kenilworth corridor needs more study.
With jobs growing, warehouses and factories with offices are sprouting in the metro area.
The broker for the former Ford plant site in St. Paul expects it to draw interest from local and national developers.
Development plans for space above a parking ramp in the $400 million Downtown East project have changed again — and now call for about 360…
Thomson Reuters Corp. said Thursday that it plans to hire a technology services company to manage many of its information technology services, a move that…
Just about everyone says Michael “Mikey” Andrews could light up a room with his legendary sense of humor. The colorful Twin Cities restaurateur, known for…
Plans for the stadium plaza feature a pedestrian bridge over the light-rail line.
The Green Line light-rail service also is expected to lure more fairgoers out of cars this year.
Ryan Cos.’ Rick Collins, known for tackling complex projects in the Twin Cities, is taking a position in Phoenix.
HealthPartners has proposed a new neuroscience center for St. Paul, expanding its footprint on the city’s east side. While the Bloomington-based health care organization declined…
Washington Square, the 1960s anchor of the historic Gateway District, has been sold to a California trust for $103 million.
Automotive property has become one of the hottest segments in Twin Cities commercial real estate as dealers looking for space adjust to the increased demand as well as pressure from manufacturers to update their look and services.
One of the biggest names in New York business, Jonathan Tisch, likes new Loews property.
As national and international investors sour on buying higher-profile properties on the “coasts” in the economic recovery, the Twin Cities are viewed as an attractive alternative
General Mills commissioned an artist to paint a billboard the old-fashioned way.
Redevelopment plans call for offices, a grocery store, restaurants and a hotel.
Commercial development to include workforce training center
Dollar stores are expanding and moving into better locations as shoppers remain value-conscious.
There are only four other such hotels in the United States — even though the uber-luxury brand is part of the $9.7 billion Hilton Worldwide lodging empire.
Redevelopers see these grand old buildings as economic engines for neighborhoods.
Med-tech firm’s results were boosted by heart-related devices, its biggest category.
Neighborhood group wanted a denser housing development.
The corner of 5th Street N. and 5th Avenue N. will soon become the new $60 million home for Be The Match, a nonprofit that promotes bone marrow and umbilical-cord blood transplantation.
Loews Hotels & Resorts, part of a $15 billion conglomerate, said it will pump about $7 million into the 22-story, 255-room hotel at 601 1st Av. N.
Abandoned stores are coming back to life as new owners fill the space with museums, mini-golf and other reuses.
Six historic medallions that once adorned the front of the Star Tribune’s headquarters will be installed on dual Wells Fargo office towers that anchor a $400 million mixed-use development in downtown Minneapolis.
Glenn G.C. Olson’s middle name was reportedly taken from the names of Swedish kings — Gustav Charles. But as his longtime friend Dave Nimmer…
Fate of tower above parking ramp near Vikings stadium is unclear after plans are dropped for a Radisson Red hotel.
The 12-story multitenant office and retail building spans 498,000 rentable square feet of space and is 99.6 percent occupied, primarily by Target employees. The purchase does not include the Target store at 9th St. and Nicollet Mall, or an 850-stall underground parking garage owned by the city.
Its New York-based owner is pumping $32 million into the Hwy. 7 landmark with plans to turn it into a regional “power center.”
The upscale apartment boom’s demographic changes give retailers new opportunities.
Analysts say it could spark further consolidation in the med-tech industry.
Luxury tower is latest residential addition to area near Nicollet Mall.
Some businesses along University Av. left; many that remain are unsure of the future.
Tiffany Bourre, spokesman for Saks’ parent Hudson’s Bay Co., said “the decision to close the store was already made” when the Canadian retail chain bought Saks in 2013. “However, we are actively looking for opportunities to reopen a location in downtown Minneapolis.”
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