October 11, 2007 - Duluth won't see any big ships going under the city's landmark aerial bridge for most of today, tomorrow and early next week. The span is getting a special inspection, following the 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. Aerial bridge supervisor, Ryan Beamer, says larger vessels will have to wait, or go elsewhere, between eight a.m. and four p.m.
October 3, 2007 - A special panel of state lawmakers, investigating the 35-W bridge collapse, meets for the first time this morning 11am-1pm at the Minnesota Capitol. Co-chair, DFL Representative Bernie Lieder, of Crookston, says the focus will be on MN-DOT's bridge inspection program--not the collapse of the 35-W bridge itself.
September 5, 2007 - Crews this week are inspecting the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Paul. Structural problems were found many years ago, but repairs were made, and state officials say the bridge is safe. But, MnDOT spokesman, Kent Barnard, says the agency is taking another look after the 35W bridge collapse:
June 7, 2006 - MPR’s Perry Finelli interviews local poet who is a part of this year’s Poets on the Buses metro event. Poet reads a poem she will be performing.
April 2, 2004 - Metro Transit is reportedly asking the federal government if it can change the opening of the Hiawatha Light Rail Line until A YEAR from now. Partial Rail service was scheduled to begin tomorrow, but has been delayed by the Metro Transit bus strike. Light rail train drivers are members of the bus drivers union. The Star Tribune reports this morning that Metro Transit wants the Federal Transit Administration to move the opening to next April. Metropolitan Council chairman Peter Bell says that's not true...
July 21, 2000 - MPR’s Perry Finelli interviews Mark Ritchie, president of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, about concerns in the rapid advancements in biotechnology. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis.
July 9, 1999 - Nature photographer James Brandenburg says it's been hard to deal with the scope of the damage to the wilderness after massive windstorm. Brandenburg lives near Ely on the edge of the Boundary Waters.
July 9, 1999 - Nature photographer James Brandenburg describes his reaction to viewing the aftermath of massive windstorm in the BCWA. Brandenburg lives near Ely on the edge of the Boundary Waters.
July 23, 1998 - Dinesh D'Souza, research scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author, speaking at the Center of the American Experiment. D'Souza talked about Ronald Reagan and his legacy. D'Souza's new book is titled “Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader.”
July 23, 1998 - Will Alexander, Community Notification Coordinator of the Department of Corrections, discusses the process in providing information to the public as it applies to Sex Offender Notification Law. Alexander has participated in 50 public meetings held to notified neighbors that a convicted sex offender will be living in their neighborhood. He shares his experiences of those meetings, and answers listener questions.