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Blue and Green line trains resume running in downtown Minneapolis

It's been a trying day for light-rail riders in downtown Minneapolis, and for Metro Transit, too. Service on the Blue and Green lines was halted twice on Tuesday.


New app from Gasbuddy lets drivers learn where they are wasting gas

Cost conscious drivers likely search for the gas station with the lowest price to save a few pennies, but real savings begin with how you operate the pedal and brakes.


What are top Lyft, Uber drop-off destinations in the Twin Cities?

Ride sharing has become the way for many to get around in cities across the nation, including the Twin Cities. But have you ever wondered where those who use the app-based services such as Uber and Lyft take those cars?


8-plus hours after derailment, light-rail trains get moving again

A Metro Transit worker wrapped up cable before the derailed light rail cars behind him were towed back on the track Thursday night in downtown Minneapolis.

A loose lid on a rail access box may have been responsible for the downtown Minneapolis derailment about 11 a.m.


Spirit Airlines to launch MSP-to-Seattle service

Spirit Airlines will begin flying between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle starting on April 12, the low-cost airline announced Wednesday.


Water main break brings delays on Green Line in downtown St. Paul

Green Line riders may face delays in downtwon St. Paul due to a water main break, Metro Transit said.


Transit operators cut back service for Thanksgiving and day after

Twin Cities transit agencies will run fewer buses and trains on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when fewer people are working and there is less demand for public transportation.


All lanes open on I-94 in Maplewood as charred semi removed

All westbound lanes of Interstate 94 at Century Avenue reopened around 11:30 a.m. Monday, five hours after a semitrailer truck caught fire and forced a brief closure of the freeway.


Metro Transit working to fix 1,200 heat lamps vandalized at bus and light-rail shelters

Overhead heat lamps that provide protection against the elements are on the fritz across the Metro Transit system, leaving riders left to stand in the cold and wind.


Water main break shuts down segment of Stinson Blvd. in Minneapolis

The 48-inch water main burst in the early morning hours near Broadway Street in northeast Minneapolis sending thousands of gallons of water rushing into the street, said spokesman Casper Hill.


Hwy. 169 will be single lane in Champlin this weekend

Motorists in Champlin can expect major backups this weekend as Hwy. 169 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.


Metro Transit: Free bus rides on LRT routes during Super Bowl

The light rail filled up after a Luke Bryan concert at US Bank Stadium in August 2016.

Metro Transit on Wednesday said it will offer free rides for Blue and Green Line passengers who will be put on replacement buses on Super Bowl Sunday as portions of the light-rail lines will be restricted exclusively for fans heading to the game.


Study finds time to clear customs at MSP third fastest in the nation

International air travelers entering the United States at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport spend less time waiting to clear customs than passengers at most other airports in the country, according to a study out this week.


Recent cold snap played role in Tuesday's backups on I-94 in east metro

Drivers using Interstate 94 in the east metro should have it much easier Wednesday after an all-day painting project yesterday spawned massive traffic jams.


86th Street bridge over I-35W in Bloomington opens this morning

It's been seven months since commuters have been able to cross the 86th Street bridge over I-35W in Bloomington. That will change Tuesday.


Where to park downtown during Super Bowl week? Commuters should plan now

Downtown Minneapolis has more than 65,000 parking spots, normally enough to accommodate most of the workers who drive to their job.


Portland Avenue bridge over I-94 closed again

Drivers who use the Portland Avenue bridge to cross I-94 in Minneapolis will once again have to find an alternate route.


One dead, one hurt in rollover crash on I-35W in Minneapolis

The driver of a Dodge Durango was killed early Monday when she was ejected from her vehicle after crashing on southbound I-35W at 26th Street, the State Patrol said.


I-35W Minnesota River bridge to be replaced in 2018

On Monday, MnDOT will hold a public hearing at Burnsville City Hall to discuss the project. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.


Distracted driver crashes into Edina firetruck, puts responders at risk

You might think that running into a burning building is a firefighter's greatest fear. In reality the most dangerous part of the job is getting to the scene, says Edina Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Siems.