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
December 26, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The Minneapolis citywide wi-fi network is expected to become self-sustaining by February, according to officials.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
December 19, 2007, 11am PST
<p>The non-profit neighborhood housing group Hope Community has renovated ten houses, built 126 affordable rental units, and has two mixed income projects under way in one depressed and crime-ridden Minneapolis block.</p>
The New York Times
December 10, 2007, 5am PST
<p>This article from <em>Utne Reader</em> looks at a green housing complex that aimed at an atypical market: low-income residents.</p>
Utne Reader
October 31, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The health of Lake Superior is facing a serious threat from pollution and runoff caused by development along its shores, according to a panel of scientists.</p>
Associated Press via Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
October 10, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In suburban Minnesota, the number of people getting up early for pre-dawn commutes to the city is on the rise, and it's changing the way businesses operate and how towns handle the demand on their roads.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
August 21, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Facing residential opposition, city officials in suburban Minneapolis are having trouble getting sidewalks built in many neighborhoods. The residents argue that sidewalks are not needed in the suburbs.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
August 20, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>The city of Minneapolis wants plans for the collapsed Interstate 35W to include the possible future implementation of space for light rail and bus rapid transit. The state department of transportation, however, has a differing vision.</p>
Pioneer Press