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$2 Billion Southwest Light Rail Extension Project Advances

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County have approved several agreements that allow the costly Minneapolis to Eden Prairie light rail...

Former Metropolitan Council Chair Calls Out Current Council

From a land planning organization to an governing body with operational authority many functions of the seven-country metro area, the Metropolitan Council has changed...

Why Twin Cities Trains Are Not Like Europe

I was having breakfast at the St Clair Grille, next to Macalester College in St Paul.  There were three college aged students listening to...

Metropolitan Council Releases Update to $92 Billion Transportation Plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Metropolitan Council recently released its 2018 update to the 2040 Transportation Policy Plan, assuring the plan aligns with Thrive...

Jason Lewis Takes On Met Council

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN) is taking on the Metropolitan Council, proposing a provision that would require a majority of the governing...

Social Engineering in Minnetonka? City Plans to “Modernize” Ridgedale Area

MINNETONKA, Minn. – Minnetonka City Council has discreet plans to “modernize” the Ridgedale area and turn it into a mixed-use community. In 2012, the City...

Met Council Under Fire for $237 Million Budget Discrepancy

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Metropolitan Council has come under fire for budget “inconsistencies” after an audit reveals a $237 million budget discrepancy. A report...

Legal Battle Against Southwest LRT Continues

MINNEAPOLIS - A lawsuit from three years ago is the latest hurdle the Metropolitan Council must clear before moving forward with the Southwest Light...

Chanhassen City Council Moves Forward with TIF District Despite Heavy Protest

CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Armed with signs and petitions, residents of Chanhassen poured into Monday’s city council meeting to express their opposition to a tax...

Trump’s Budget Leaves Southwest LRT High and Dry

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s budget plan is out, and it spells trouble for the Metropolitan Council’s Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project. The White...