New bus rapid transit line to arrive on Lake Street in 2024



BRT will not be exactly law the. Janet Moore of the Star Tribune reports: “Although thrilled with his new home in Uptown, Alan Wiggs still lacks the convenient light rail access he enjoyed while living in downtown Minneapolis. … But in 2024 that will change when line B goes into service. … The $ 65 million rapid transit bus line will connect Uptown to Union Depot, operating primarily along Lake Street in Minneapolis and Marshall and Selby Avenues in St. Paul. … “I’m very excited about the B line,” said Wiggs, a bank worker who doesn’t have a car. Now, visiting friends or going to shows in Capitol City using public transportation “takes time.”

Recognize the legacy of residential schools. Peter Passi of the Duluth News Tribune reports: “After long and often moving testimonies from members of the Native community of Northland, the Duluth City Council passed a resolution on Monday evening recognizing the pain and suffering caused by years of federal policy that separated Native American children from their families, sent them to residential schools and sought to rid them of their Aboriginal heritage. … Ray ‘Skip’ Sandman said his mother was taken from her family when she was 6 and sent to boarding school. She was only able to return after her 18th birthday, and Sandman said by then the damage was done. … “She had lost her tongue. She had lost her culture. She had lost her belief in being indigenous, ”he said.

First town in Mississippi and in our hearts. In the Wall Street Journal, Jon Kamp writes: “Shara Gaona didn’t know much about Topeka when the pandemic hit. But the remote United Airlines analyst, seconded from his Chicago office, decided to move to the Kansas capital and collect $ 10,000 in incentives from the local government. … Topeka is on a growing list of locations – from Bemidji, Minnesota, to the state of West Virginia – with suspended incentives to attract remote workers. Many companies offer jobs without an office, and some workers are willing to relocate for money, cheaper housing, or other perks.

No relief in sight. Dana Ferguson of the Forum News Service reports (via the West Central Tribune): “The leaders of the agricultural industry of the State, on Tuesday, October 12, called on Minnesota lawmakers to approve $ 10 million in emergency funding for farmers hardest hit by the state’s historically dry conditions. … Governor Tim Walz and his administration last month proposed a relief plan for farmers and ranchers who have sold animals or lost crops due to drought. But lawmakers have yet to come to an agreement on this package or a plan to send $ 250 million to frontline workers who remained at work during the pandemic. “

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