Local officials Wednesday OK'd $250 million in changes after the project's proposed costs ballooned. The full Metropolitan Council will consider the cuts next week.
The St. Paul Public Library plans to join a growing number of libraries nationwide using data analysis software to gain insights on current patrons and find ways to attract new ones. But the initiative makes some privacy advocates nervous.
New apartment buildings near transit arteries would not have to provide off-street tenant parking under a plan backed Thursday by the city council's zoning committee.
But the designation covers a smaller area than preservationists had sought.
Mike Wilson, managing director for the Accenture consulting firm, told the Met Council that the Southwest light rail project needs minor improvements.
City leaders bought the old Macy's building betting they could land a splashy project for the site. It hasn't happened, and documents show that bet is costing St. Paul now.
Planners are scrambling to salvage the proposed rail line after discovering they drastically underestimated its cost. Can Choo Choo Bob and his rat pal make the numbers work?
As the $1 billion light rail line celebrates its first anniversary this weekend, officials say it's attracting riders and economic development.
The proposed ordinance would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in convenience stores and gas stations. It would only allow them to be sold in specialty tobacco shops.
Proponents say the proposal will open up more housing options for the 4,600 families currently enrolled in the federal Section 8 voucher program.
As officials seek to trim stations from the Southwest Corridor light rail line, a report concludes that rapid bus transit would not be a cost-effective alternative.
The bridge would allow visitors to safely cross the light rail tracks in front of the stadium. But some Met Council members objected to its public cost.
The design for the new Minneapolis city park in front of the Vikings stadium includes a shallow reflecting pool, gardens, children's play areas, a cafe and a "great lawn" that could accommodate up to 7,000 people.
Aiming to trim $341 million in costs from the light rail line, Metropolitan Council staff presented local leaders with about 50 possible reductions. City leaders didn't like what they heard.
Minnesota United Owner Bill McGuire is still hopeful he'll win the property-tax exemption he said he'll need to make the stadium financially viable.