An electrical problem is causing delays on the Green Line this afternoon, Metro Transit officials said. The agency is replacing train service with buses between the Downtown East and Raymond Avenue light rail stops. The problem is a broken pantograph, which connects the train to the overhead power lines, according to Metro Transit spokesman Bruce Read more →
The city of St. Paul’s second in command is stepping down to return to the nonprofit sector. Next month Deputy Mayor Paul Williams will take over as CEO of Project for Pride in Living, or PPL, a developer of affordable housing. Williams said the Twin Cities metro remains one of the toughest places in the Read more →
Northstar commuter trains were delayed this evening after two trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle. Metro Transit spokesman John Siqveland said it happened around 5:15 p.m. in Elk River. “Elk River police are leading the investigation into the collision. I do understand that there were no reported injuries from the scene. And Read more →
As he prepares to leave office tomorrow, Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak, held one last news conference and offered a tribute to a lost friend. Rybak on Monday proposed a new pedestrian walkway that will connect downtown Minneapolis with Cedar Riverside, and said it will be named for Hussein Samatar, the first Somali-American in Minnesota Read more →
Results from Election Day are coming into focus — Betsy Hodges holds a commanding lead in the Minneapolis mayor’s race — and so is the reaction to ranked-choice voting. About 40 percent of voters went to the polls in Minneapolis. City election officials say that’s more than the last two mayoral elections, and on par Read more →
A program that aims to close the academic achievement gap in Minneapolis and put economically disadvantaged children on a path to college is celebrating a milestone today. The Northside Achievement Zone — which provides a variety of social and educational services in a 13- by 18-block area of north Minneapolis, has enrolled its 500th family. Read more →
Minneapolis civic leaders expect to choose a firm Wednesday that will redesign Nicollet Mall.
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