Stadium light rail stop will close for two days leading up to Super Bowl

Stadium light rail stop will close for two days leading up to Super Bowl

Trains will run regular schedules and routes but beginning late Friday they won't use the stadium stop. Planners say the bypass is necessary because of stepped up security before game day.

Transit operators cut back service for Thanksgiving and day after

November 21
Twin Cities transit agencies will run fewer buses and trains on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when fewer people are working and there is less demand for public transportation.

All lanes open on I-94 in Maplewood as charred semi removed

November 20
All westbound lanes of Interstate 94 at Century Avenue reopened around 11:30 a.m. Monday, five hours after a semitrailer truck caught fire and forced a brief closure of the freeway.
Local
November 17

Metro Transit working to fix 1,200 heat lamps vandalized at bus and light-rail shelters

Overhead heat lamps that provide protection against the elements are on the fritz across the Metro Transit system, leaving riders left to stand in the cold and wind.
Minneapolis
November 17

Water main break shuts down segment of Stinson Blvd. in Minneapolis

The 48-inch water main burst in the early morning hours near Broadway Street in northeast Minneapolis sending thousands of gallons of water rushing into the street, said spokesman Casper Hill.
North Metro
November 17

Hwy. 169 will be single lane in Champlin this weekend

Motorists in Champlin can expect major backups this weekend as Hwy. 169 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.
Super Bowl LII
November 16

Metro Transit: Free bus rides on LRT routes during Super Bowl

Metro Transit on Wednesday said it will offer free rides for Blue and Green Line passengers who will be put on replacement buses on Super Bowl Sunday as portions of the light-rail lines will be restricted exclusively for fans heading to the game.
Local
November 15

St. Paul Teachers' Union tells Super Bowl sponsors to think of the students

NFL leader says football, corporations can help kids and sponsor big events.
Local
November 15

Study finds time to clear customs at MSP third fastest in the nation

International air travelers entering the United States at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport spend less time waiting to clear customs than passengers at most other airports in the country, according to a study out this week.
Local
November 15

Recent cold snap played role in Tuesday's backups on I-94 in east metro

Drivers using Interstate 94 in the east metro should have it much easier Wednesday after an all-day painting project yesterday spawned massive traffic jams.
West Metro
November 14

86th Street bridge over I-35W in Bloomington opens this morning

It's been seven months since commuters have been able to cross the 86th Street bridge over I-35W in Bloomington. That will change Tuesday.
Local
November 13

Where to park downtown during Super Bowl week? Commuters should plan now

Downtown Minneapolis has more than 65,000 parking spots, normally enough to accommodate most of the workers who drive to their job.
Minneapolis
November 8

Portland Avenue bridge over I-94 closed again

Drivers who use the Portland Avenue bridge to cross I-94 in Minneapolis will once again have to find an alternate route.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 15 hours 5 mins. ago
Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.
Local
November 7

Super Chat: Mark Wilf, NFL COO will talk economics at luncheon forum

The Economic Club of Minnesota is sponsoring the lunch Nov. 15 at the Minneapolis Hilton. Ecolab CEO Doug Baker will moderate the discussion.
Local
November 6

One dead, one hurt in rollover crash on I-35W in Minneapolis

The driver of a Dodge Durango was killed early Monday when she was ejected from her vehicle after crashing on southbound I-35W at 26th Street, the State Patrol said.
Local
November 6

I-35W Minnesota River bridge to be replaced in 2018

On Monday, MnDOT will hold a public hearing at Burnsville City Hall to discuss the project. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.
Blogs
November 2

Aug. 19, 1920: Baseball's intricacies too much for Romanian prince

"Well, now," said Prince Carol of Roumania, who sat directly back of the catcher in a box seat at the ball game at St. Paul yesterday afternoon, "why didn't that man strike at the ball?"
West Metro
November 2

Distracted driver crashes into Edina firetruck, puts responders at risk

You might think that running into a burning building is a firefighter's greatest fear. In reality the most dangerous part of the job is getting to the scene, says Edina Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Siems.
Local
November 1

Light-rail trains won't run tonight in downtown Minneapolis

Buses will fill in for trains while Metro Transit conducts track and station maintenance between Target Field and U.S. Bank Stadium.
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.
Blogs
October 31

Oct. 31, 1967: Accosted by robber, Minneapolis woman says: 'Get lost'

Fifty years ago today, the Minneapolis Tribune provided potential evildoers with a trove of information about an innocent young woman: her name, age, date of birth, weight, place of work and home address. The practice was common back then. Except for weight and birthdate, such details were frequently disclosed in newspaper stories of the 1950s and 1960s. The young woman, Sheila Keating, married Odell Hegna later that year. She went on to make a name for herself as an advocate for fair housing, economic development and battered women. She died in March 2017.
Blogs
October 31

Nov. 6, 1899: A frightful cemetery in northeast Minneapolis

Here a nameless Tribune reporter spins a ghost story worthy of any campfire. The scene is set near an abandoned graveyard in northeast Minneapolis, most likely Maple Hill Cemetery, the city's first, established in 1857.
Local
October 31

In Minneapolis, snow emergency info coming to your mailbox

To get residents prepared, Minneapolis this week will send out more than 196,000 Snow Emergency brochures - one to each household in the city - complete with graphics and text showing where and where not to park when the city declares a Snow Emergency.
Variety
October 30
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