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Metro Transit Offering Reliable Northstar Rides - or Your Money Back

Metro Transit is offering a deal to riders who have been frustrated by delays on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line – free rides if the train is at least 11 minutes late.

Miller Lite Offers Free Rides on New Year's Eve

Miller Lite is offering free rides on Metro Transit bus, light rail and commuter rail routes for revelers celebrating the New Year.

Rides begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, and run until 3 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1.

New Type of Road Salt Makes Streets Safer in Cold Conditions

The city of Maple Grove is hoping a newer kind of road salt will help ease driver stress on winter roads.

The city still uses the typical white road salt, but this year public works doubled its order of blue salt. It's a blend of dry rock salt and magnesium and calcium chloride. It works better than regular salt when the road temperatures are colder.

'Orange Line' Between Mpls. and Burnsville Gets Federal Approval

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Plans for a Bus Rapid Transit line that would run between downtown Minneapolis and Burnsville have received federal approval.

The METRO Orange Line was given the OK from the Federal Transit Administration to enter project development. The line would open in 2019 and would run 17 miles along the Interstate 35W corridor.

Cone Zone: Hwy. 100 Closes for 2nd Consecutive Weekend

For the second weekend in a row, Highway 100 is closing in both directions from Interstate-394 to Highway 62. Crews will demolish the Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge, which is located just south of Highway 7.

MnDOT Works Around the Clock to Ease Tuesday Commute

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has had plows and salt trucks running around the clock to deal with the accumulating snow around the state.

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Crash on Hwy. 169 Cleared, but Delays Continue

A messy crash has been causing some major traffic problems for commuters in the West Metro on Thursday morning.

A southbound vehicle was on Highway 169 and somehow landed on the median. The crash was just south of Bren Road before the Crosstown in Edina but has since been cleared.