The latest idea from planners is to bury the passenger trains underneath a scenic water channel that connects Cedar Lake to Lake of the Isles.
Lawmakers who chair the capital investment committees in both the House and Senate support the $100 million investment. But Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed $50 million in spending on affordable housing.
"We're gathering in this place to affirm the reality that racial justice is not a fringe issue. It's not a special interest. It's at the core of who we are," Brother Ali said.
By a unanimous vote, the council passed a resolution that opposes a plan to bury light rail trains in shallow tunnels along the Kenilworth Corridor. Council members approved it even though Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin reminded them that the $1.5 billion project was at a delicate moment.
Fred Pritzker, an attorney representing the family, is questioning whether the 12-year-old, who did not know how to swim, was properly supervised in the gym class. There were as many as 30 seventh-graders in the class, he said.
It's not every day the Hennepin County Attorney sounds more like an arts patron than a prosecutor as he promotes an upcoming play.
Research shows eating disorders affect about 6 percent of American women, but the rate is more than three times higher for people who compete at the most elite levels of dance and similar activities, such as figure skating and gymnastics.
The trial runs are intended to familiarize the operators with the route and stations, and they may happen anytime and any day of the week. In April, Metro Transit will phase into its regular-service schedule to prepare for the June 14 opening.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has asked Police Chief Janee Harteau to transfer the investigation to avoid any perception of potential conflict of interest.
Minnesota Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said it was important for his office to examine whether the state is fulfilling a constitutional requirement to deliver adequate health care to inmates, who typically are sicker than the average population.
As three investigations seek to determine what caused the fracas, a complaint has been filed against newly elected City Council Member Abdi Warsame, who one woman said warned a colleague to stop her from going to the caucus.
DFL officials will hold a make-up caucus meeting tonight at the University of Minnesota. The caucus never adjourned two weeks ago in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis because of a physical altercation.
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count.
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status.
University Avenue in St. Paul could get yet another makeover -- this time, as a two-lane street.