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Minnesota Starts $68 Million Highway Expansion in Plymouth

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Minnesota has started construction on a $68 million highway project scheduled to run through 2016.
    
The state will add a third general-purpose lane to both directions of Interstate 494 in Plymouth. Three highways come together in the area's Fish Lake interchange. Three lanes currently narrow to two in Plymouth for six miles.

St. Louis Park, Eden Prairie Approve SWLRT Monday

The voting on the Southwest Light Rail Transit project continued this week.

The 15-mile train line would run from Target Field in downtown Minneapolis through St. Louis Park, Minnetonka, Hopkins and Eden Prairie.

Eden Prairie approved it on a 4-1 vote, on Monday.

Southwest Reconnection Project Begins Monday

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A road construction project in Carver County begins Monday.

Crews are building a new bridge and roundabout to connect Flying Cloud Drive and Highway 101 in Shakopee. The first step in the process is tree removal on Flying Cloud Drive, which is scheduled for Monday.

Mpls. Committee Discusses Regulating Ride Share Companies

A Minneapolis committee on Tuesday will debate how to regulate ride share companies like Uber-X and Lyft.

The newer ride share services generally provide cheaper passenger rides, but traditional taxi companies argue that the ride share business isn’t’ being fairly licensed and regulated.

World's Largest Plane Departs from MSP

Antonov AN-225 Mriya - Photo: Courtesy of MSP Airport

The world’s largest plane stopped at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday and departed several hours later.

The Antonov AN-225 Mriya, which is 275 feet long and 290 feet wide, made a stop in the Twin Cities for a delivery. It was built by the Soviet Union back in the 1980s, and its name means "Dream" in Ukrainian.

Xerxes Avenue at Highway 62 in Richfield to Open Saturday

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Drivers will once again be able to access Highway 62 from Xerxes Avenue in Richfield starting this weekend.

On Saturday morning, weather permitting, crews will reopen the Xerxes Avenue bridge and freeway ramps, which have been closed since April.

Martin Sabo Speaks Out Against SWLRT

Martin Sabo speaks at a news conference Thursday.  - Photo: KSTP-TV/Jim O'Connell

A former U.S. Congressman is speaking out against the Southwest Light Rail Transit line.

In a news conference Thursday, Martin Sabo asked Minneapolis city officials to vote "no" on the Met Council’s contentious proposal.