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  • Pedestrian hit, killed by train in St. Cloud
    The incident happened about 7 a.m. Thursday. Two train crossings were closed as St. Cloud police and Minnesota State Patrol investigated.March 27, 2014
  • More than 20 flights canceled at MSP
    As of this morning, the numbers showed most of the cancellations affected flights to the eastern part of the country as a storm hits the area, said spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski.March 3, 2014
  • Freight train blocks a.m. Northstar commute
    Metro Transit Northstar Commuter Rail trips from the northern suburbs to downtown Minneapolis were canceled Tuesday morning after the cold weather disabled a freight train on the tracks between Big Lake and Elk River.February 11, 2014
  • Freight rail firm raises concerns over LRT plan
    The company that runs freight trains along part of the planned Southwest light rail line in Minneapolis today raised safety concerns about a new proposal to move its freight traffic to St. Louis Park.February 5, 2014
  • Freight rail re-route through St. Louis Park is back on the table
    The new St. Louis Park option eliminates the two-story tall earthen berms called for in earlier designs, but there are still lots of problems with the proposal, said St. Louis Park City Council Member Jake Spano.January 31, 2014
  • 130 groups push for more Minn. transportation money
    The efforts of Move MN are fueled by the condition of the state's transportation infrastructure. The 2013 report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers found that 52 percent of Minnesota's roads are in poor or mediocre condition.January 23, 2014
  • Transportation group Move MN pushes for road money
    A new coalition of over 130 businesses, labor unions and advocacy groups is pushing for a large infusion of state money for roads and transit.January 23, 2014
  • Tax breaks for mass-transit commutes may soon be slashed
    The transit tax break expires at the end of the year. So starting Jan. 1, the benefit for riders will be cut nearly in half -- to $130 a month. Drivers, on the other hand, will get a slightly bigger break as their parking benefit rises to $250.November 29, 2013
  • MSP airport workers rally for higher wages
    About 150 people took part in the peaceful demonstration, organized by the Service Employees International Union, where non-unionized minimum-wage workers gathered at the airport to demand higher pay. They say they can't live on the less than $8 per hour they're currently paid.November 27, 2013
  • Mississippi River reopens after Monday oil spill, closure
    The spill happened as shippers were scrambling to move barges of grain south ahead of the river's seasonal closure. The U.S. Coast Guard says about 1,800 gallons of oil spilled into the river from a towboat that sank on Monday.November 27, 2013
  • Workers 'lucky' to find Duluth bridge corrosion
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed a busy stretch of Interstate 35 in Duluth for the next three to four weeks, after inspectors found corrosion in pilings that help support a bridge.November 22, 2013
  • Bridge repair to close part of I-35 in Duluth
    A southbound stretch of Interstate 35 through Duluth will be closed three to four weeks to repair a bridge after corrosion was found in the piling supporting one of the bridge's 38 piers.November 21, 2013
  • St. Paul cops hunt for car in fatal hit and run
    Police say 53-year-old Teresa Klotz died at Regions Hospital after apparently being struck as she was stepping away from a car on Randolph Avenue near West 7th Street.November 2, 2013
  • Jack El-Hai's 'Non-Stop: Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines'
    On July 5, 1927 the first Northwest Airlines flight to carry ticketed passengers took off from Minneapolis headed for Chicago. But over Hastings the engine suddenly "went deader than a smelt," recalled one of the passengers, and the plane was forced to land in an open field. Author Jack El-Hai talks about this story and many others from his new book with MPR's Cathy Wurzer.October 29, 2013
  • Amtrak stop at Union Depot pulls into final stages
    Construction crews will be testing railroad signals and switches over the next few weeks as they wrap up preparations for bringing passenger trains back to downtown St. Paul.October 23, 2013

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