In Willmar, Minnesota, city officials were not pleased when a mandated environmental review concluded that the 68-year old airport building they wanted to demolish was historically significant.
Dec 14, 2009 West Central Tribune
$320 million dollars and 13 years after construction began, the Northstar commuter rail began running today between Big Lake and Minneapolis.
Nov 17, 2009 Star Tribune
Forbes Magazine jumps into the fray once again with their list of "America's Safest Cities." Violent crime, workplace deaths, fatal crashes and natural disasters are all a part of the data considered.
Oct 28, 2009 Forbes
A new HVAC system for a building in Minnesota that was expected to meet high environmental standards was going to come in at almost three times its originally estimated costs. So city officials are delaying.
Aug 29, 2009 Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune
At the Midwest High Speed Rail Summit today in Chicago, an agreement was struck between eight states to work cooperatively to achieve Recovery Act funding to develop the Chicago Hub High Speed Rail Corridor - also called the Midwest corridor.
Jul 29, 2009 Environmental News Service
Conrad DeFebre of Minnesota 2020 went to an exhibit about transportation at the Minnesota History Center titled "Going Places: The Mystique of Mobility" and found an overt bias against transit.
Jun 19, 2009 Minnesota 2020
As farmland prices skyrocketed, so did the cost of growing a suburb.
Jun 15, 2009 New Geography
For low-income people in the Mankato, Minnesota area, there might be no hope for assistance from government vouchers.
Jun 10, 2009 The Free Press
Fuled by casino cash, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is buying up sections of Scott County, Minnesota at a rate that has local planners spinning.
May 16, 2009 Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune
A new LEED Platinum building in suburban Minneapolis may be the greenest single building in the state, but what about all those who must drive there? The City of Lakes blog looks at the fallacy of LEED rankings when location is not factored in.
Apr 7, 2009 City of Lakes Urbanism