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  • SE Minn. now on hook for more costs in Mayo plan
    If the Mayo Clinic is to expand in Rochester, city and county residents must contribute a larger share of the $500 million needed for public transit and other improvements, state lawmakers said this week.April 16, 2013
  • American Airlines fixes computers
    American Airlines flights across the country are grounded because of computer problems.April 16, 2013
  • Expanding mass transit in east metro is a fight to catch up
    Proposals to help pay for expanding mass transit in the Twin Cities will be announced by state lawmakers later this week. East metro officials are watching the action very closely and have renewed efforts to advance their wish list of bus and rail lines.April 9, 2013
  • Airline passenger complaints surged in 2012
    Airline passengers are getting grumpier, and it's little wonder. Airlines keep shrinking the size of seats to stuff more people onto planes, those empty middle seats that once provided a little more room are now occupied and more people with tickets are being turned away because flights are overbooked.April 8, 2013
  • Long sequester-related delays predicted at MSP airport
    Twin Cities air travelers could experience long flight delays toward the end of April. The problem is the $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester.April 5, 2013
  • FAA delays closing towers; 2 in Minn. spared
    The Federal Aviation Administration says it will delay closing nearly 150 air traffic control towers until June 15.April 5, 2013
  • Forgotten US airship crash recalled 80 years later
    Newsreel footage and radio announcer Herbert Morrison's plaintive cry, "Oh, the humanity!" made the 1937 explosion of the Hindenburg at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station probably the best-known crash of an airship. But just four years earlier, a U.S. Navy airship crashed only about 40 miles away, claiming more than twice as many lives.March 31, 2013
  • Hearing set for Mpls-to-Duluth rail line
    A public hearing and open house on a proposed high-speed rail project between Minneapolis and Duluth will take place this week.March 31, 2013
  • Victim of plane crash was Duluth man, 48
    Clay County authorities have identified the victim of a fatal small-plane crash as Kevin Ferris of Duluth.March 30, 2013
  • Low levels in Great Lakes bad news for shippers
    Water levels on the Great Lakes are so low that shippers are being forced to leave as much as 15 percent of their cargo behind, said industry experts who are working to find ways to alleviate the problem.March 29, 2013
  • Allegiant plans temporary halt to flights
    Allegiant Air will temporarily suspend flights from St. Cloud this fall. Airline officials say flights will be suspended from Aug. 14 to Oct. 9.March 23, 2013
  • Delay for reroute of Iron Range Hwy. 53
    A project to reroute a major highway on the Iron Range could be delayed by a year or more, after a plan to have the highway span an operating taconite mine was rejected.March 23, 2013
  • Two airport towers to close in Minn.
    The FAA has now released the list of airport towers it intends to close on April 7th, due to the sequester cuts.March 22, 2013
  • DOT seeks input on Mpls-to-Duluth rail line
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation will release an environmental assessment on Monday on a proposed high-speed passenger rail service between Minneapolis and Duluth.March 18, 2013
  • Met Council plans hearing on Bottineau line
    The Metropolitan Council plans to collect testimony on the planned Bottineau light rail line during a public hearing on Monday in Minneapolis.March 11, 2013

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