Declaring same-sex marriage battle won, Project 515 ends Erica Mauter never imagined when she was growing up that she'd be able to get married. Polls in Minnesota as recently as a decade ago showed that a large majority opposed same-sex marriage. But as advocates publicly pushed the issue, opinions began to change.
Map: A stop-by-stop look at Southwest LRT Who would be the heaviest users of Southwest light rail? Hunt for the big globs in the map. Projections by the Metropolitan Council show that the line would be most popular with people traveling to and from select stations in Eden Prairie, Hopkins and St. Louis Park.
'Uncooperative person' hindering Kluwe investigation The Pioneer Press reports that one "uncooperative person" is delaying the independent investigator from getting to the bottom of whether the former Vikings punter lost his job because of his outspoken views on same-sex marriage.
Carl Kasell on his 60 years in radio: 'I've enjoyed every minute' The legendary NPR broadcaster ends his run this weekend. He dreamed of being on the radio since he was a kid. "I sometimes would hide behind the radio -- which would be sitting on a table -- and pretend that I was on the air and try to fool people who came by to listen," Kasell once told NPR's Renee Montagne.
Report: Congestion dips as Twin Cities grow Traffic jams are easing in the Twin Cities, despite a growth in population of about 40,000 in the metro area, according to report from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
At MIA, local, sustainable Finnish furniture What if we selected our furniture the same way we shopped for food? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts' new exhibition on Finnish design presents some of the latest ideas from a culture that has a growing appreciation for home furnishings that are both local and sustainable.
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