Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

July 5, 2014, 11am PDT
After a failed attempt at similarly broad land use regulations failed in 2011, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is again undertaking an outreach process to create land use regulations along 72 miles of the Mississippi River.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
March 28, 2014, 10am PDT
A new paper in the Regional Science and Urban Economics journal presents a lukewarm review of the Minneapolis Blue Line’s impact on development through 2010—doing little to buoy the market during the Great Recession.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
April 3, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Five counties in metropolitan Minneapolis have approved the creation of a new quarter-cent sales tax that will be dedicated to funding transit projects.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
February 27, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Bars in Minneapolis have found a workaround to evade the state's ban on smoking in bars: stage "theater nights" and let all patrons be "actors" in a show that allows smoking.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
February 21, 2008, 11am PST
<p>In a recently released report, it has been found that Minnesota's transportation funding cannot keep pace with the state's infrastructure needs -- leaving only enough to maintain existing roads, not build any new ones.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
February 9, 2008, 9am PST
<p>More suburban commuters around the Twin Cities are ditching their cars and riding the bus.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
December 26, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The Minneapolis citywide wi-fi network is expected to become self-sustaining by February, according to officials.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
October 10, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In suburban Minnesota, the number of people getting up early for pre-dawn commutes to the city is on the rise, and it's changing the way businesses operate and how towns handle the demand on their roads.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
August 21, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Facing residential opposition, city officials in suburban Minneapolis are having trouble getting sidewalks built in many neighborhoods. The residents argue that sidewalks are not needed in the suburbs.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
August 15, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>A history of speedbumps have hindered transit funding in Minnesota, but after the Interstate 35W bridge collapse, the state's roads may finally get the maintenance money they need.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
August 10, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>After the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, many commuters have had to rearrange their commute by finding new routes or taking transit.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
July 23, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>By leasing some of its publicly-owned parking facilities to private developers, the city of Minneapolis is taking a large chunk out of its debt and creating a new stream of tax revenue.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
June 28, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>High demand for parking spaces at a transit station has prompted one city to consider banning residents of other cities from using the parking lot.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
June 27, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The idea of expanding the influence of the metropolitan planning organization in Minnesota's Twin Cities region has been around for a while. But increasing growth and congestion may finally push the idea forward.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
June 25, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The Minneapolis City Council has proposed measures that would limit the size of new houses in the city -- a move targeting oversized 'McMansion' homes that already account for about 1% of the housing stock.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
June 18, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>The Minneapolis City Council has approved a measure to crack down on panhandling.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
May 15, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Revenue from gas taxes has been down in recent years, leaving little money to handle road improvements and maintenance. The State of Minnesota has shifted the costs to property owners.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
April 26, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Increased crime in downtown Minneapolis around bus stops prompts the mayor, police and businesses to pressure the transit agency to move 7th Street's bus stops three blocks away from the downtown entertainment district.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
July 27, 2006, 6am PDT
A suburban town just west of Minneapolis is debating a plan to bring a bit of New Urbanism into a proposed housing development that would otherwise just be houses. The planned mixed use development has enticed some residents and worried others.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
May 2, 2006, 6am PDT
Twin Cities residents are realizing that the seemingly affordable homes bought far from the region's core are not quite as affordable when transportation costs -- which have escalated as a result of high gas prices -- are taken into account.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune