Metropolitan Airports Commission

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    St. Paul also plans to regulate Lyft, UberX

    As Minneapolis officials ready a new "transportation network company" ordinance that will regulate cutting-edge taxi-style services like Lyft and UberX for City Council consideration (more on that in coming days), Ricardo Cervantes, St. Paul's director of the Department of Safety and Inspections, te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    FAA scraps plan to automate takeoffs at MSP, cites safety concerns

    The Federal Aviation Administration is currently in the process of automating takeoff and landing routes at airports throughout the country.SEE ALSO: Interest in flights from MSP to Denver has never been higher since Colorado legalized pot It's akin to driving with cruise control. The possibility fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Hastings construction worker said he "had bad feeling about the job," gets crushed next day

    Sometimes, following your instincts can be a matter of life or death.SEE ALSO: Highway suicide: Why do people keep lying down in Minnesota traffic? On October 21, Jeffery Tukua, a 46-year-old construction worker from Hastings, told his wife he "had a bad feeling" about a pond-dredging job he was to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    The customer rants that drove MSP Airport to offer free WiFi

    SEE ALSO:-- MSP Airport is the best in the whole country, flyers sayFor four to five years, the lack of free wireless access at MSP Airport has been travelers' top complaint. Turns out, they ranted enough that the Metropolitan Airports Commission listened.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Russian fighter jet crashes in Eden Prairie

    The pilot of the vintage MiG-21 is reportedly okay after his plane's crash landing into Flying Cloud Airport around 10 a.m. Thursday. Eden Prairie spokeswoman Katie Beal said the pilot, who hasn't been identified, came into the landing too fast because the parachute used to land collapsed. The plane ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Delta flight aborts takeoff after smoky haze in cabin

    You'll love the way we fill our cabin with smoky fumes.​Delta Flight 4086 to Wichita was taxiing at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport yesterday with 43 people aboard when a smelly haze filled the cabin, setting off smoke detectors in the lavatory and causing pilots to abort the takeoff. Patrick Ho ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    November 17, 2010

    MSP Airport: The best eats

    Don't put our fare in the flyover category

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Last farm in Bloomington tangled in court battle

    photo from FacebookControversy surrounds this historic farm.‚Äč It is a strange sight: a picturesque 60-acre farm at the end of a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport runway in Bloomington, near the Mall of America. On a bluff overlooking the Minnesota river, with pastures and barns, sheep and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    MSP's new Lindbergh and Humphrey signs coming down

    Photo: kla4067/FlickrAn aerial view of MSP​ We're finally going to have airport signage as good as other big-time cities. Over the next two weeks, crews are going to start installing more than 40 signs on Interstate 494, Highway 5, Highway 62 and 34th Avenue that will do something brilliant: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Target sued for being a bad dumper

    Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Woman punched in the face during road rage incident

    Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Discount airline adding flights at MSP for $9

    This one has $9 tickets! That is if you have any reason to fly to Toledo, Ohio or Melbourne-Vero Beach, Fla.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    MSP named top North American airport, Top 3 in world

    The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport received top honors from a recent survey ranking. The airport ranked top North American airport and No. 3 in the world among airports of its size.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Sun Country can't pay its $4 million debt with a nudge and a smile

    scplane.jpg So how screwed is Sun Country? How about $4 million screwed.

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Sun Country files for bankruptcy, going down with Petters sinking ship

    scplane.jpg The low-cost airline ran into some financial trouble after their parent company, Petters Group Worldwide, became entrenched in a ... More >>

  • News

    March 7, 2007

    To Catch a Masseuse

    Statehouse continues its bold crusade against horny massage therapists

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2007

    Northwest Gets Another Handout

    Metropolitan Airports Commission Chair Jack Lanners, a T-Paw appointee, this week presided over the cutting of a deal that will essentially give Northwest a $239 million rent reduction from '06 to 2020, and possibly more.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2006

    Department of Boondoggles: The Great Wall of St. Paul

    Usually when the words "boondoggle" and "Mississippi River" are uttered in the same sentence, you can bet that the phrase "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers" will follow in short order. As has been well-documented, the Corps loves to pour tons of concrete (and billions of dollars) into the Mississippi fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2005

    More Bad Omens for Airline Workers

    Or, How to Make an Albatross Fly Why should Minnesotans care about the proposed merger in the headlines today, of America West and US Airways? Because the airline industry in general has been illin' for some time, and while Northwest is not, like US Airways, in Chapter 11, or, like America West, rec ... More >>

  • News

    April 20, 2005

    How Northwest hijacked Minnesota

    Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.

  • News

    January 26, 2005

    Lapdog Journalism

    Does the Pioneer Press have a commercial interest in the proposal for a dike around the St. Paul airport?

  • News

    July 23, 2003

    Secrets and lies

    Why Telegate matters

  • Books

    May 22, 2002

    Watered Down

    The peculiar politics of watershed management in suburbia

  • Books

    June 6, 2001

    The Sound and the Fury

    With $450 million at stake in the battle over airport noise, critics say one thing is missing: The public's voice

  • News

    July 12, 2000
  • Books

    February 9, 2000

    What About Bob?

    It's hard to argue with a man on a mission

  • News

    February 2, 2000

    Stop That Train!

    Light-rail boosters insist their multimillion-dollar project is finally leaving the station. But first Shoreview legislator Phil Krinkie has a few questions about inflated budgets, bid rigging, and some mysterious memos.

  • Books

    November 17, 1999

    As the Door Revolves

    Julie Idelkope says she can tell the difference between city hall and her Northwest Airlines office. Critics are not so sure.

  • News

    November 3, 1999

    Dirty Little Air War

    Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues

  • Books

    November 18, 1998

    Head Count

    Northwest keeps track of other airlines' passengers the old-fashioned way

  • Books

    September 16, 1998

    Political Theater

    The Guthrie's search for new digs casts the company in a Minneapolis development drama

  • News

    September 2, 1998

    One More Time

    They say people who fish and farm can't elect a governor anymore. Tell that to Doug Johnson

  • News

    July 8, 1998


    Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.

  • News

    November 26, 1997
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    February 12, 1997
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    January 17, 1996
  • Books

    January 3, 1996