Minnesota

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 24, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Drivers are increasingly looking to save not only time but also gas money by utilizing high occupancy toll lanes in cities that have implemented tolls.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
June 22, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Once a month, a Minnesota drug store transforms itself into a neighborhood town hall meeting place where Democratic candidates vying for nearly any Minnesota office come to discuss and debate issues with the people they look to represent.</p>
NPR
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 20, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Transit officials in Minneapolis are happy about the rise in gas prices -- a trend that has caused an increase in ridership. The city's cyclists and environmentalists are also finding benefits.</p>
Minneapolis 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
April 13, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Similar to a proposal being pushed by Arizona legislators, an economist in Minnesota has cautioned the state over providing too many subsidies and tax incentives to big retailers.</p>
Pioneer Press
March 14, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>An Internet networking site intended to help people organize rideshares is being unveiled in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, and many local officials hope the ease of arranging rides via the Internet will encourage more shared rides.</p>
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
March 8, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Growing school districts in Minnesota look at ways of subdiving new large high schools to give students that "small school" feeling.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
February 28, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Some suburban school districts are dividing new high schools into smaller wings to create a tighter sense of community.</p>
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 14, 2007, 5am PST
<p>R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has pushed for budget funding to look into the possibility of building streetcar lines in the city's downtown. This article discusses the varied responses of the city's residents.</p>
Southwest Journal
January 5, 2007, 7am PST
<p>As Minneapolis rushes to complete design on a new ballpark for the Twins, access to an extension of the city's light rail line and new Northstar Commuter Rail could be jeopardized.</p>
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 15, 2006, 6am PST
<p>A newly formed non-profit group is focusing on developing a network of pedestrian-friendly routes in downtown.</p>
Downtown Journal
December 11, 2006, 6am PST
<p>While plans for three BRT lines are in the works, a shortage of transit funds is threatening to keep them from becoming reality -- at least any time soon.</p>
Minnesota Public Radio
December 8, 2006, 5am PST
<p>A new urban design center in St. Paul, Minnesota, allows residents to try their hand at city planning in hopes of educating the public about managing growth and development.</p>
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 27, 2006, 7am PST
<p>By taxing land more than buildings, cities can encourage valuable sites to be used productively, rather than banked by investors hoping for even higher prices.</p>
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 13, 2006, 5am PST
<p>The University of Minnesota has announced plans to make use of 7,800 acres of open land by creating a utopian community laboratory, with housing for 20,000-30,000 people and an integration of agriculture, commercial space, public transit and open space.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
October 21, 2006, 7am PDT
<p>A $1.5 billion dollar mixed use development proposed along the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been voted down by the city's planning commission after it refused to approve a zoning variance for 30 story condos.</p>
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 17, 2006, 11am PDT
With 2,053 downtown units under construction, the Minneapolis condominium market begins to deflate.
Star Tribune