Mpls. superintendent's letter pinpoints $28 million budget gap for coming academic year

Mpls. superintendent's letter pinpoints $28 million budget gap for coming academic year

Mpls. Superintendent Ed Graff plans reductions to Central Services, school allocations and reserve usage to address this.

MnDOT holds open house Thursday for I-94 project in Minneapolis

February 23
In just over a month, crews will get to work on a $57 million pavement rehabilitation and bridge repair project on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis that promises snarl traffic for much of the summer.

Minneapolis is country's 15th most traffic riddled city, study says

February 21
Here in Minneapolis-St. Paul, we come in slightly below the average at 40 hours a year. That was enough to earn us the dubious title of the 15th most congested city in the nation and 18th most snarled in North America.
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February 20

Innovation cabinet to host networking event

Newly formed group to host "Conversations of Innovation" Tuesday.
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February 16

Legislation inspired by pocket knife case riles anti-suspensions crowd

Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, proposed eliminating requirement that districts prove student misconduct was "willful" in order to remove kids from school.
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February 16

New chief at Teach for America-Twin Cities

Mikisha Nation, formerly of Breakthrough Twin Cities, is executive director.
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February 15

Be ready for longer lines at MSP's security checkpoints this weekend, the TSA warns

The TSA recommends that travelers arrive at the airport two hours prior to the flight's departure.
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February 15

Risky business behind the wheel contributing to spike in motor vehicle deaths

An overwhelming majority of motorists - 83 percent - are concerned about safety on the nation's roads, but that hasn't dissuaded them from engaging in risky behavior while behind the wheel.
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February 15

Metro Mobility reports 6 percent ridership gain for 2016

Metro Mobility provided more than 2.23 million rides in 2016, a 6 percent jump over the previous year, according to figures recently released by the Metropolitan Council.
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February 13

8 80 founder to visit school, park in St. Paul

Urban planner to hear how St. Paul is putting his principles into action.
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February 10
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Amtrak halts Empire Builder service once again due to storms

Winter weather in Montana and mudslides in Washington has forced Amtrak to halt service on the Empire Builder for the second time this week.
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February 9

Where's my bus? Metro Transit's NexTrip now shows where it is

With Map It! transit riders will have assurance that their bus or train is on the way, Metro Transit says.
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February 9

Search is on for St. Paul schools' superintendent

Applications accepted as of Wednesday; deadline is March 8.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
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February 9

Westbound I-94 reopened in Maple Grove after truck rollover

Crews have cleared a crash involving a rolled over semitrailer truck on westbound I-94 in Maple Grove and have reopened the freeway. Westbound Hwy. 610 is also back open following the early morning crash.
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February 8

Super Bowl Committee kicks off 52 weeks of giving

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee kicks off 52 weeks of giving.
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February 8

Marcy Open students share their views on topics in the news

Principal Donna Andrews led a circle of middle-schoolers as they candidly discussed their views on the news of the day.
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February 8

With tracks clear, Amtrak resumes westbound Empire Builder service

Amtrak trains between the Twin Cities and the West Coast are rolling again following two days of cancellations due to heavy snow and avalanches that had blocked tracks in Montana's mountain passes for the past three days.
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February 8

Faster, automated security lanes coming to MSP airport

The lanes have moved passengers and their carry-on luggage through security 40 percent faster at airports where the system already is in place.
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February 7

Minnesota senators critical of DeVos selection Tuesday

Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., voted against the DeVos confirmation for education secretary.
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February 7

Legislators will unveil bill to ban motorists from using hand-held devices

Two Minnesota legislators - Frank Hornstein (DFL) and Mark Uglem (R) - have teamed up to draft a bill that would prohibit drivers from using hand-held electronics while behind the wheel.
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February 6

Bridge project begins, Godfrey Parkway near Minnehaha Park closes

Starting Monday, motorists who use Godfrey Parkway near Minnehaha Park to go between Hiawatha Avenue (Hwy. 55) and West River Parkway will sent on detour.
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February 6

Amtrak from St. Paul to West Coast canceled by storm, avalanches

A winter storm has blocked tracks in Montana's mountain passes, so Amtrak service from Union Depot to Seattle, Portland and Spokane may be suspended for days.
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February 5

Super Bowl: Taste of the NFL heads home to Minnesota next year

Super Bowl "Party with a Purpose Event" started in Minnesota at 1992 game. If Houston's an indication, event returns in 2018 bigger, glitzier and tastier.