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Local
November 30, 2017

Water main break brings delays on Green Line in downtown St. Paul

Green Line riders may face delays in downtwon St. Paul due to a water main break, Metro Transit said.
Local
November 21, 2017

Transit operators cut back service for Thanksgiving and day after

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.
Local
November 20, 2017
All lanes open on I-94 in Maplewood as charred semi removed

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

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, 2017
Metro Transit working to fix 1,200 heat lamps vandalized at bus and light-rail shelters

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017
The light rail filled up after a Luke Bryan concert at US Bank Stadium in August 2016.

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017
Portland Avenue bridge over I-94 closed again

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.
Local
November 6, 2017
One dead, one hurt in rollover crash on I-35W in Minneapolis

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, 2017

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.
West Metro
November 2, 2017

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, 2017
Light-rail trains won't run tonight in downtown Minneapolis

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.
Local
October 31, 2017

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.
Local
October 25, 2017

Bike friendly states: Minnesota checks in at No. 2 again

The League of American Bicyclists is out with its rankings of the most bicycle-friendly states and once again Minnesota has runner-up status, finishing behind No. 1 Washington again.
Local
October 25, 2017
In this Dec. 11, 2014 photo, traffic moves on Interstate 35W between downtown Minneapolis and the Crosstown Hwy.

Survey: Twin Cities commutes among shortest, least stressful

Motorists who battle daily rush hour traffic snarls may beg to differ, but Twin Cities commuters don't have it that bad, according to this survey.
Local
October 25, 2017
Hwy. 55 segment in Minneapolis to close for 2 weeks for light-rail work

Hwy. 55 segment in Minneapolis to close for 2 weeks for light-rail work

Drivers who use Hwy. 55 to get into downtown Minneapolis will have to find another route starting Monday when a short segment of the road closes for two weeks.
Minneapolis
October 24, 2017
Noise-reduction wall on Interstate 94 near Hwy 280.

With rain, snow coming, MnDOT delays repairs on 'most awful ramp in state'

The weather forecast calls for rain and snow Thursday and Friday, and as a result the Minnesota Department of Transportation is rescheduling work to repair the ramp from southbound Hwy. 280 to eastbound I-94.
Local
October 20, 2017
Weekend traffic: Delays expected on I-94 north of the Twin Cities

Weekend traffic: Delays expected on I-94 north of the Twin Cities

North of the Twin Cities drivers can expect delays on I-94 between Clearwater and Monticello as the freeway will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.
Minneapolis
October 18, 2017

New BRT line to run on Chicago Avenue on the drawing board

This week the Drive told you about how plans for the new bus rapid transit (BRT) line on Penn Avenue are progressing. On Thursday, Metro Transit will share its plans for another BRT line that is in the works.
Minneapolis
October 17, 2017

Watch where you park; street sweeping begins Tuesday in Minneapolis

It's a big job, but starting Tuesday crews in Minneapolis will get to work on cleaning 1,000 miles of city streets.
Local
October 16, 2017

Road work could tangle traffic on Rockford Road in Plymouth

A short-term maintenance project will make it more difficult for drivers on Rockford Road in Plymouth.