Minnesota

August 4, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The collapsed Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis was deemed 'structurally deficient' as early as 1990, as are 77,000 other bridges in the U.S.</p>
The New York Times
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
July 1, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Several neighborhoods in the southwestern corner of the city are hoping that the city will clamp down on monster homes, but builders and Realtors aren't going down without a fight.</p>
Minneapolis 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 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