Minnesota

September 29, 2008, 9am PDT
The Minneapolis-St. Paul region is spreading further south, according to a recent study, which shows that projected growth will require more than 50,000 new homes and millions of square feet of retail and office space.
Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune
September 11, 2008, 6am PDT
Just over a year since its deadly collapse, the rebuilt Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis is scheduled to reopen as early as next week.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
September 9, 2008, 10am PDT
Jeff Patterson thinks the future will look less like your auto-oriented 7-11 and more like "transit station marketplaces".
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
August 24, 2008, 11am PDT
With the success of livability efforts in Minneapolis, efforts are underway to do the same for the Hiawatha light rail corridor. But active industry and historically significant grain silos create a challenge for new development.
MinnPost
August 22, 2008, 7am PDT
"Attractive young females" may be the bellwether of success on new public transit systems, according to a transit consultant who was in the Twin Cities to advise about a planned bus rapid transit line.
Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune
August 4, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>In this op-ed, a builders association representative argues that proposals for inclusionary zoning laws in Minnesota that require a certain percentage of affordable housing do not achieve the goals they aim for.</p>
The Pioneer Press
July 30, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A public art piece/commentary on alternative transportation, the Pedal Cloud is a Volkswagen chassis with seats for 10 pedalers and one driver. </p>
Pedal Cloud
July 9, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The Minneapolis area is already 2nd in the nation for the percentage of commuters who bike to work. With gas prices soaring, the number of bicyclists has soared. One route over the Mississippi River has seen a doubling of bikes from last year.</p>
Star Tribune
July 2, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, homeowners are losing the battle to keep affordable housing our of their neighborhoods. This Pioneer Press article includes a video that nicely shows both sides of the issue.</p>
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 12, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>North Oaks, Minnesota is one of a handful of towns pushing back on Google, claiming that their Street View feature is a violation of privacy.</p>
Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul
June 11, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>After MNDOT closed the Highway 43 bridge connecting Winona, MN to western Wisconsin, locals worried about the economic fallout from an extended closure. Within a week, a ferry and bus system was put in place.</p>
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 26, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Ham Lake, Minnesota, residents are torn over the best way to preserve the rural character of their St. Paul suburb.</p>
Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul
May 2, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>A stretch of warehouses, parking lots, and rundown buildings in Minneapolis -- once envision as technology corridor -- has been instead been transformed into a thriving literary arts community, complete with new businesses and residences.</p>
The New York Times
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
April 2, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The former dean of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, and the designer of the original Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, passed away this weekend at age 93.</p>
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
March 27, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Photos taken in 2003 of the doomed Minneapolis bridge revealed warped gusset plates believed to have been a key point of failure in the 2007 collapse that killed 13 people.</p>
AOL News
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
January 7, 2008, 8am PST
<p>An upscale mixed use development near downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has been blocked by a city council vote, leaving many to wonder if the ruling was really the correct decision for the city.</p>
The New York Times