The Metropolitan Counci will vote Wednesday on a proposal to rasie metro area bus fares by 25 cents. If approved, as expected, the cost to take a local off-peak bus or light-rail ride will rise to $2. Express bus fares would go up to $2.50.
Fans heading to this weekend's Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest in St. Paul's Mears Park might not be the only ones singing the blues. Drivers on Hwy. 61 in Cottage Grove where a bridge project has the potential to spawn big backups might be, too.