The city ranks 22nd out of 27 metro departments in pay, the St. Paul Police Federation said in a recently launched media campaign urging the public to press Mayor Chris Coleman on the issue.
Minneapolis and St. Louis Park fought all summer over what to do about freight rail along the route of a future Southwest light rail line. Now, as a final vote nears, residents along Minneapolis' scenic Kenilworth Corridor say their basic safety questions remain unanswered.
All but one of the regional leaders present supported the plan, which also would leave freight trains alongside the tunnels. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, the lone "no" vote, pledged to continue to press the railroads to relocate freight traffic out of the Kenilworth Corridor, a scenic area that includes bicycle trails.
An advisory committee for the Southwest light rail project voted nearly unanimously Wednesday to recommend to the Metropolitan Council that the light rail trains run underground in a shallow tunnel through the scenic and narrow Kenilworth Corridor of Minneapolis, keeping freight alongside it. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was the lone "no" vote.
An advisory committee for the Southwest Corridor light rail project in the Twin Cities postponed a vote Wednesday on how to resolve a longstanding dispute that continues to threaten the future of the line.