Last summer, David Briscoe got the call that every parent dreads. It was a nurse. We have your daughter. Shaina had left her home in south Minneapolis that Saturday, a hot one punctured by rain, and joined her friends for an impromptu race headed north through downtown. Around 3 p.m., lagging behin ... 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 >>
BREAKING NEWS: 30 car accident on Interstate 94 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. #Breaking #Snow #Milwaukee pic.twitter.com/19DFaMtszl-- Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) December 8, 2013 Think the roads are bad here? You're right, of course. But over the weekend, they were as bad, if not worse, in Wisconsin, wh ... More >>
Oil company has friends on the PUC
Suddenly loving federal cash.Yesterday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty was loving federal spending. Not the kind to help all Minnesotans with their health care costs, however. Just the kind to help southern Minnesota recover from floods. The former isn't a priority, he says. He won't even allow state a ... More >>
Photo by EuroMagicPeanut allergen nuts rejoice! The folks on Capitol Hill might have heard your nonstop rally cries and done something about it. Peanuts on a plane could be a thing of the past if a current proposal makes it past the Department of Transportation. In February 2009, loyal Northwe ... More >>
Photo: skoreckyWhy, and for how long, was Erica Rose Murphy's body laying beside I-394? A Department of Transportation worker discovered the woman's body in late April. It was laying between the guard rail and sound wall of I-394 near the Dunwoody Boulevard exit. Police dispatched to the sce ... More >>
State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said a Department of Transportation worker found a body between the guard rail and sound wall of I-394 between the Dunwoody Boulevard and Penn Avenue exits at about 11 a.m. The DOT worker called State Patrol and an ambulance was dispatched, but was quickly calle ... More >>
Photo: minnemomIn 1920, streetcar ridership in the Twin Cities was 238 million. Today, the Minnesota Streetcar Museum's Como‑Harriet Streetcar Line and Excelsior Streetcar Line are all that remain of the once mighty system. And Friday, the Minneapolis City Council may have made another mode ... More >>
The feds say it's the first time airlines have ever been fined for keeping passengers trapped on an aircraft for an extended period.
The U.S. Transportation Department's preliminary report on the Continental Airlines flight stranded on the Rochester tarmac for six hours concludes that the flight crew is not to blame for the nightmare.
ExpressJet Holdings made a public apology Thursday to the passengers that were forced to stay on a plane for six hours on the tarmac with no food, overflowing toilets, and crying babies.
Do we even need to specify that this happened in Wisconsin?
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Peanut allergy sufferers have another worry: whether flying Northwest is a death wish. The airline is reinstating their peanut snacks as they continue to merge with Delta and some customers are pretty pissed off.
In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster
In July 2001, the Herald of Grand Forks, North Dakota, published an investigative story highlighting the increasing problems with aging bridge infrastructure in Minnesota.
Yesterday, a sobering government report was released that should make all airline passengers cross their fingers as they lift off and land during the holiday rush. The U.S. Department of Transportation inspected noncertified repair centers operated by six different airlines, including on-site visits ... More >>
Did Northwest Airlines try to muzzle a whistleblower?
Many years ago, before the locks & dams were built, the Mississippi River ran wild through the heart of Minneapolis. Why not again?
The peculiar politics of watershed management in suburbia
When state legislators weigh privacy rights against the public's right to know, they call Don Gemberling: Big Brother's Big Brother
With the shuttering of the Riverview Supper Club, black Minneapolis loses its premier meeting place--and a foothold on the future of the Mississippi
A pissed-off driver challenges Metro Transit's methods of drug testing
Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues
A massive police raid, dozens of arrests, and a fleet of bulldozers later, the call to stop Highway 55 turns into the longest-running urban occupation in state history
Minneapolis police say "common sense" led them to shoot Scott Derrick's beloved mutt. So what if he was on a leash?
One licensed cab for every three people--and not a fare in sight: Welcome to the Panama of the North
Will federal money help put surveillance cameras on Phillips streets?
Special "hush kits" make airplanes quieter. Do they also make them more dangerous?
Cyclists angered by a Minneapolis plan to ban bikes from Nicollet Mall hope to convince the City Council that planners haven't really looked for other solutions.
A newly rehabilitated--and temporarily stabilized--Northwest Airlines is poising itself for the next round of industry mergers and acquisitions.