A new University of Minnesota study looking at the number of jobs accessible by transit in 46 of America's largest metros ranks the Twin Cities 13th, but it doesn't account for the Green Line, Andrew Owen, director of the U's Accessibility Observatory and lead researcher for the project, tells us."A ... More >>
Around 10 a.m. Friday, a Metro Transit No. 10 bus veered off Nicollet Mall, hitting a lamppost, trash bins, and the WCCO TV building in the process.Riders reported that the driver was apparently having some sort of medical emergency in the moments before his bus veered off course, and he ended up be ... More >>
Steve Ellenwood, a Woodbury resident who describes himself as "very active" in Republican politics, is organizing an anti-LRT protest planned to take place during the Green Line's opening day tomorrow."We're just a group of people that are very, very concerned about the financial commitment we've su ... More >>
Around 8:30 p.m. last night, a Metro Transit Route 10 bus traveling southbound on 2nd Avenue North hit a pedestrian in the intersection of 2nd and Washington Avenue North.The circumstances surrounding the collision remain under investigation, but the pedestrian was transported to the hospital "consc ... More >>
Minneapolis is debating streetcars, the whole metro is up in arms over the beleaguered Southwest Corridor light rail plan, and the long-awaited Minneapolis-to-St. Paul Green Line is set to open sometime mid-next year.But while the Twin Cities talks mass transit, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, ... More >>
About 8:20 this morning, a school bus crashed into a home on the 4200 block of Penn Avenue North after it was struck by an SUV that ran a red light.On board the bus at the time of the wreck were the driver and one passenger, neither of whom was injured. According to the Minneapolis Police Department ... More >>
Hennepin County prosectors say they don't have enough evidence press murder charges against the driver of the car that hit and killed killed 28-year-old Elyse Stern while she biked through the intersection of East Lake Street and Cedar Avenue South early Saturday morning.THE BACKSTORY: Elyse Stern, ... More >>
Amy Senser will testify during her trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges, her defense attorney revealed during opening statements. Prosecutor Deborah Russell and defense attorney Eric Nelson kept their opening arguments brief this afternoon, with each side presenting a bare outline of their ... More >>
Amy Senser admitted to a daughter that she was drinking the night she ran over Anousone Phanthavong, a Hennepin County prosecutor said Monday. Deborah Russell, the assistant county attorney who made the statement during a motions hearing in Senser's case, didn't elaborate. Prosecutors revealed ea ... More >>
Just days after it was announced that Amy Senser, wife of restaurant owner Joe Senser, would stand trial on charges of criminal vehicular homicide, a sign went up on the doors of the former Viking's restaurant in Plymouth, saying that it would close for good. The sign cited financial and economic re ... More >>
As the infamous Dad Boner of Twitter fame says, "we can't wait for the weekend, you guys."And this Saturday, of course, is St. Patrick's Day, the annual celebration of Ireland's patron saint drinking. Planning to tip a few back? Know that you can leave that troublesome car at home without having ... More >>
Linda Hamm has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide for running over Ann Blake last month. Maple Grove police responded to reports on January 31 of a vehicle driving erratically and found it going eastbound on Elm Creek Boulevard at Main Street in Maple Grove. A police officer pulled up ... More >>
A Grand Forks to Minneapolis flight was canceled yesterday afternoon because a flight attendant was drunk. Really, really drunk.According to a police report obtained by the Grand Forks Herald, the attendant, a resident of the Twin Cities area whose name hasn't yet been released, had a blood alcoh ... More >>
Dakota County officials apparently aren't fans of this design -- they want their buses to be red.Yellow and blue with red trim, or red and blue with yellow trim? This is the intractable issue confronting policy makers on the Met Council and in Dakota County.You see, the Met Council wants the colo ... More >>
Like the rest of us, celebrities and rock stars make stupid mistakes. But when mistakes are made on a high-profile, TMZ level, stupid isn't quite enough; they should also be avoidable, catastrophic, nonsensical, unusual, and hilarious, or some combination thereof. And so it is with no small amoun ... More >>
The looming government shutdown will almost certainly impact bus and light rail service across the Twin Cities. But the long-range impact of the budget mess carries even worse news for commuters. Metro Transit will be forced to lay off 500 employees, eliminate 200 bus routes, and curtail service ... More >>
Seven months have passed since Gayngs lost out on the opportunity to play a prominent slot at the Austin City Limits festival, which they were forced to cancel after their bus driver absconded with all of their belongings and gear. And now, thanks to a sympathetic jury in Nashville, Tennessee, th ... More >>
Federal funds grease the rails.So it turns out the $478 million check really was in the mail. We were a little leery last week when St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman used his State of the City address to declare federal funding had been approved to cover half the cost of the Central Corridor ligh ... More >>
The feds agree to help fund the Central Corridor line.The 11-mile Central Corridor light rail project has taken a major step forward. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says the check is in the mail for the $460 million federal grant the project was banking on. The Federal Transit Administration OK'd ... More >>
Team T-Paw loves light rail.Something caught our eye below the headline yesterday that Tim Pawlenty's soon-to-be campaign staff had leased 5,000 square feet of office space in a swank downtown Minneapolis office building. They liked the site because of the Hiawatha Line light rail link to Mi ... More >>
Kanye West gave a rapper's in-flight delight.It's there on video: Kanye West got a hold of the public address system on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to New York and treated passengers to some high-altitude rap. But for privacy and security reasons, Delta won't confirm that Taylor Swift's ... More >>
Bella Koshka just released a new video for "Matinee," directed by Josh Cragun and filmed in locations like the Uptown Theater, Nick and Eddie, and a Metro Transit bus. The band has just finished mixing their second album, and are expected to announce a CD-release show soon.
It's a spate of fatalities not seen since eight people were killed between Jan. 12-22.
The co-pilot says the pilot bears the most blame, and should get the harsher punishment, for allowing the jet straying off course.
The Federal Aviation Administration revoked the licenses of the two pilots in charge of the Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles last week.
Officials feared the plane had been hijacked and put fighter jets at two locations on alert.
Film highlights ability of imagination to offset life's harsh realities
Just two weeks after a flight heading for Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport was stranded on a Rochester tarmac for six hours, more passengers heading for our airport experienced the same nightmare.
The light rail will be closed from the 46th St Station to the end of the line at the Mall of America this weekend during construction work.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
A true story that both illuminates the downside of stealing cars and exposes the frail bonds of friendship.
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.
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?
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 >>
It's hard to argue with a man on a mission
A pissed-off driver challenges Metro Transit's methods of drug testing
Special "hush kits" make airplanes quieter. Do they also make them more dangerous?