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Legislator says ‘taxpayers will be on the hook’ for Southwest light...

The Metropolitan Council announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with Hennepin County to pay for the remaining cost overruns on the Southwest...

State to metro businesses: Begin implementing sales tax increase Oct. 1

Twin Cities area business owners who’ve checked their mailboxes over the last few weeks are likely to have received a letter from the Minnesota...

Met Council derided as ‘agency gone rogue’ after latest Southwest light...

Legislators from both sides of the political aisle took turns putting the Metropolitan Council on blast Wednesday morning during a presentation of the Office of the...

New report on Southwest light rail project will focus on Met...

The Office of the Legislative Auditor will release the second of two program evaluation reports as part of its 2023 audit of the Southwest light rail project...

Legislators look to take Met Council power out of governor’s hands

For the better part of the last two decades Rep. Frank Hornstein, a self-admitted progressive DFLer from Minneapolis, has been pushing proposed legislation that would...

Senator calls for abolishing Met Council 

Minnesota Sen. Mark Koran called for abolishing the Metropolitan Council, whose members are entirely unelected, in response to a damning new report issued Wednesday...

Report: Met Council wasn’t transparent about Southwest light rail costs, delays

The Office of the Legislative Auditor said in a new report that the Metropolitan Council was not fully transparent with the public about significant...

REPORT: Met Council has not identified funding for 20% of Southwest...

It looks like the Southwest Light Rail Transit project might rival Boston’s Big Dig. The Big Dig was a tunnel mega-project in Boston that...

‘Monumental disaster’: Legislature sees bipartisan push to audit Southwest light rail...

Minnesota lawmakers from both parties are calling for an audit of the Southwest light rail project after news broke that construction will take an...

Walz announces first steps in potential reform of Met Council after...

Gov. Tim Walz recently announced the first steps in the long-awaited process of reforming the Metropolitan Council, an urban planning agency of 17 unelected...