Why go to the trouble of growing at home when you can just walk down to the railroad tracks in southern St. Paul?SEE ALSO:-- Michael Biskey, south Mpls resident, could get 10 years for having a bunch of pot in his garage-- White Bear Township pot grow-op: Family busted "just trying to grow a little ... More >>
Imagine hopping on a train in downtown Minneapolis and getting off less than six hours later in the heart of Chicago, with a stop in Milwaukee in between. Sound farfetched? Right now, it might, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans for a 400-mile, high-speed ra ... More >>
In a matter of hours, NE Minneapolis was under water.A wicked storm that dumped on the metro area for about an hour left several major roads underwater, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.The latest report from MnDot has closures at Highway 280, going southbound at the Broadw ... More >>
A government shutdown will create a major transportation headache for anyone who relies on the Stillwater Lift Bridge to get back and forth to Wisconsin. If legislators cannot reach a budget agreement before July 1, the bridge will be raised and closed to traffic on what also happens to be the d ... More >>
McCollum promises to stymie Bachmann.We have a congressional border spat. DFL Rep. Betty McCollum wants to know why, if Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the federal government are all broke, GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann wants to build a $700 million bridge over the St. Croix River. Bachmann, who complain ... More >>
Bachmann's porking for a bridge to Wisconsin.Rep. Michele Bachmann insists America is headed for socialism and bankruptcy because "porking" has gotten way out of control--unless, of course, you're talking about her pet bridge project to Wisconsin. She's about to submit a bill that does an end ru ... More >>
Crazy space-age boondoggle, enviro-friendly solution to clogged highways and dirty air or potential drain on limited public funds for more proven modes of public transport?
The Twin Cities dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away
The dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away.
Don't drive on 94! Or 35W! Or 494! Accidents everywhere, lanes closed, misery ahead!
Two Harbors is mourning the loss of one of their most historic residents: the Honking Tree. Late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, someone with a chainsaw took down the 75-foot-tall white pine in the median of the Two Harbors expressway.
A nearly 6-foot tall stuffed gorilla came spinning out of a truck Thursday and no owner could be found. Until today when the owner came forward and said he doesn't even want the lame Valley Fair prize.
Did Minnesotans forget what it was like to have a snowstorm? We'd say yes.
There are people living under bridges all over Minneapolis, but this woman's story has people pretty worked up. It's probably because her home now sits under one of the new Crosstown bridges going up in Minneapolis and she wants a buyout ASAP.
Bumpy and annoying commute to work? Join the pothole police.
Rep. Michele Bachmann has a new site against her opponent, but some of his associations circle right back to her ... More >>
Ever since the original High Bridge was built in 1889, it's been a magnet for people seeking to end their lives
A day late, a dollar short, and the wrong address
The I-35W Bridge Collapse Exposes Dangerous Deficiencies in the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation ranks bridges on a 100-point scale in terms of structural adequacy. According to an April, 2005 report by the agency's Bridge Management Unit, 72 bridges in the seven-county metro area scored 50 or less, marking them structurally deficient. The 35W bridge t ... More >>
The "new" Tim Pawlenty looks a lot like the old one
The governor wants to spend billions on roads without raising your taxes. Think there might be a catch?
Hennepin County and Minneapolis are spending millions to rebuild south Minneapolis's main east-west thoroughfare in a new image. But whose vision is it?
"You can't fight City Hall" is one of those bromides that suffers the worst sort of handicaps: it's always running smack into reality. Truth is, people fight city hall all the time and, quite often, prevail. But taking on the Minnesota Department of Transportation is an entirely different matter, on ... More >>
Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota
Why did city leaders derail an affordable housing project near the LRT line?
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
For the homeless, sleeping under Twin Cities bridges is no longer an option
A new book uncovers the real story of the aggrieved Indians, earth first!ers, idealists, frauds, anarchists, lost souls, and free spirits who fought against highway 55
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
Divining the future of a city one mural at a time
Lynn Woodward sold men's clothing, made millions in real estate, and raced Corvettes at 120 mph. Now he dreams of a car-free society.
In ten years, only one man has had the blind faith to try to unseat Anoka Mayor Pete Beberg. Meet Bjorn Skogquist, new kid in town.
City planners want a piece of the light-rail action--and they're not thinking spare change
The Minneapolis river terminal agrees to clean up its poison salt piles
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.
Thinking of driving to Uptown this summer? Better think again.Thinking of driving to Uptown this summer? Better think again.
Police to press: Behave or go to jail
Pig's Eye Parrant bootlegged here 150 years ago. Then came the robber barons, the great wars, the spaghetti junctions, and the exodus to the suburbs. Its glory days gone, St. Paul's Brewery District tries upscaling--and evicting renters who don't belong.
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.
War against the planned Hiawatha Avenue extension is being waged on several fronts--but it's an uphill battle.