November 17, 2009, 8am PST
$320 million dollars and 13 years after construction began, the Northstar commuter rail began running today between Big Lake and Minneapolis.
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>
August 17, 2006, 11am PDT
With 2,053 downtown units under construction, the Minneapolis condominium market begins to deflate.
April 12, 2005, 2pm PDT
Experts say climate change's impact could affect timber industry.
April 5, 2005, 10am PDT
A 25-year plan would include three new parks in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and additions to numerous existing park areas.
April 5, 2005, 6am PDT
If passed, Minnesota cities would be allowed to impose property fees based on estimated traffic generation.
March 21, 2005, 10am PST
Thomas L. Friedman writes that the Bush administration's energy policy and the "obsession" to drill for oil in Alaska's wildlife refuge "endangers" the U.S.
March 16, 2005, 12pm PST
Marvin Miller has grand plans to transform 600 acres of South Dakota prairie into a new "deaf utopia".
February 2, 2005, 1pm PST
Millions of Christian fundamentalists may believe that environmental destruction is not only to be disregarded but actually welcomed -- even hastened -- as a sign of the coming apocalypse
January 5, 2005, 6am PST
Condominiums are the hot new real estate product in the Twin Cities—with nearly 11,000 new units expected in the next few years.
November 22, 2004, 7am PST
The new American dream is being shaped by a growing transit network oflight-rail lines, subways, commuter rail and buses, writes Jennifer Dorn.
November 14, 2004, 1pm PST
Governments should get out of the way and let the market drive the real estate industry to smart growth.
October 5, 2004, 11am PDT
Minneapolis has created a $108,000-a-year "results manager" position to oversee the city's efforts to be more responsive to its residents.
October 3, 2004, 7am PDT
Editorial compares the environmetal records of U.S. presidential candidates.
July 8, 2004, 10am PDT
A 6-acre housing development in the Twin Cities suburb of Mahtomedi exemplifies the battle being waged over the metro area's last pockets of open space.
June 26, 2004, 1pm PDT
Made with translucent recycled materials, NowHaus homes are nice and environmentally friendly.
April 22, 2004, 6am PDT
Mike Dombeck reviews the progress made in 34 years since the first Earth Day.
December 26, 2003, 11am PST
Linda Mack of the Star Tribune reflects on the building boom in Minneapolis in 2003 that seems to have produced more cultural landmarks than office buildings.
December 6, 2003, 7am PST
An excess of telephone, fiber-optic and electrical wires criss-crossing the city is just one of the problems related to the city's recent explosion of technological advancements.
November 6, 2003, 1pm PST
Solo drivers could pay up to $3 for use of the "sane lanes."