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Jul 29, 2015

Local funding lined up for Orange Line BRT project

Hennepin County approves funding split with Dakota County for the Orange Line BRT; the first in local funds lined up for the project.

Jul 15, 2015

St. Paul sets framework for Gold Line station areas

To encourage denser transit-oriented development, the city wants to rezone hundreds of parcels near Mounds Boulevard, Earl Street, Etna Street, White Bear Avenue and the Sun-Ray Shopping Center.

Jul 10, 2015

County taps brownfield fund for Southwest rail line

The Hennepin County Board approved using $5 million from the Environmental Response Fund over four years to clean sites along the future light rail line.

Jul 10, 2015

Which Twin City could score a soccer stadium?

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman begins pushing the former ‘bus barn’ site.

Jul 10, 2015

MN awards $3.57M for cleanup of redevelopment sites

Thirteen projects will receive funding from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to clean up or investigate pollution on redevelopment sites

Jul 9, 2015

Met Council backs new plan for Southwest rail line

The now $1.74 billion project includes two fewer stations in Eden Prairie, reductions to park-and-ride facilities throughout the length of the line and scaled back landscaping, station amenities and public art.

Jul 8, 2015

State funding for Southwest LRT still murky

Metropolitan Council’s Southwest project office has to show later this summer that it can provide the full local commitment for the now $1.74 billion line between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

Jul 8, 2015

Vikings, Met Council to split bridge cost

Under previous agreement proposals, the Met Council would have paid for the entire construction cost.

Jul 2, 2015

Dayton follows through with pay raises

The raises will cost the state more than $800,000 annually. The political price for Dayton, or other Democrats, has yet to be determined.

Jul 2, 2015

Panel dismisses Kahn complaint against McNamara

For Phyllis Kahn’s ethics complaint against Denny McNamara to advance, she needed to win over one of two Republican voting members of the House Ethics Committee, but both took a dim view of the merits of Kahn’s claim from the start.

Jul 2, 2015

Southwest light rail budget cut to $1.7 billion

The Corridor Management Committee agreed to cut the project by $250 million.

Jul 2, 2015

Met Council chair sees urgent need for funding

Adam Duininck talks about how to “pick up the pieces” and build momentum after a disappointing legislative session.

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