Firing of baggage handler may spur Metropolitan Airports Commission to adopt labor ordinance

(Still from video by Labor Education Service, below0

Delta Air Lines baggage handler Kip Hedges, fired for speaking out about low wages at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, took his case to the Metropolitan Airports Commission Monday – and commissioners said they will consider endorsing worker rights through a “labor peace ordinance.”

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Shovel it

We have not gotten a lot of snow this season but I noticed that when it does snow there are several businesses and condo complexes in my neighborhood that do not clear the walks.

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Is there a fix for Cathedral Hill's parking woes?

In a 7-0 vote, the St Paul City Council recently approved a somewhat controversial liquor license for The Salt Cellar restaurant on the NW corner of Selby & Dale in Cathedral Hill.

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What if we took half the seats out of buses?

You clicked this post! Thank you! I am sorry for titling it with a question. That’s terrible. However, I have a question:

What if we took half the seats out of buses?

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The train that was a bus

Saint Paul's Green Line-the Central Corridor. It cruises down University Avenue at a remarkable 45 MPH at its fastest speed. It has got the speed of a llama and the heart of a lion! - well, maybe it has the heart. By comparison, the speed of the Blue Line that runs between Downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America is 55 mph in many spots along Hiawatha Avenue and 60 mph through the airport tunnel. You can get from Target Field to MOA and vice versa in less than 30 minutes. You're lucky to make the trip in 55 minutes between Target Field and Downtown Saint Paul, even though the actual distance of the Green Line is about two miles less than the total distance of the Blue Line. That's OK, though. There's plenty of places to park your car along the Green Line, right?

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Prospect Park takes action to address winter street parking woes

(Photo by Lisa Williams published under Creative Commons License)

Unlike several other University of Minnesota neighborhoods, Prospect Park’s streets are winding, narrow and not laid out in a grid system.

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Operating trains on the Green Line is 'not for everyone'

(Photo by Michael Hicks published under Creative Commons License)

With one hand on the control stick, Lisa Callahan waits behind a blinking dashboard for the vertical “go” signal to flash from the tracks outside Union Depot in St. Paul.

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Density without mixed-use baffles me

Last year I went to Thanksgiving dinner in Chanhassen. A friend of mine bought a house out there and hosted a dinner and, being curious and friendly, I made the trek.

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Big construction projects signal renewed economic vitality in Dayton's Bluff

Heading down East 6th or 7th Street from the west, a a visitor might be surprised at the amount of new construction and wonder if the neighborhood is starting over from scratch. It's likely that with four new major construction projects, many Dayton's Bluff residents aren't quite sure what's going on either. The map [above] shows the location and identity of each of these projects.

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Noise wall looms for Mounds Boulevard neighbors

A planned noise wall in the Mounds Boulevard area is dividing residents and building owners as the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) gets ready to embark on an I-94 upgrade scheduled to begin in 2016.

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