Bemidji Pioneer: Commuter rail extension to St. Cloud wanted
The Northstar commuter rail from downtown Minneapolis stops in Big Lake because lawmakers did not think the state had enough money to stretch it 27 more miles to St. Cloud.

Pioneer Press: The disabled should have access to driverless cars, Minnesota lawmaker says
Phil Kragness cannot travel like many Minnesotans. A blind double-amputee, Kragness and others with disabilities would like to visit places throughout the state.

Politics in MN: Knoblach aims to extend Northstar to St. Cloud
State Rep. Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, on Tuesday introduced a bill to expand the Northstar commuter rail line to St. Cloud, but he wants to require the state to add 27 miles to the route without additional funding.

Reuters: Self-driving cars confused by poor road conditions
Volvo’s North American CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, lost his cool as the automaker’s semi-autonomous prototype sporadically refused to drive itself during a press event at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

SC Time: Knoblach pitches bill to extend Northstar to St. Cloud
The St. Cloud Republican said he anticipates little or no cost to add extra miles.

Star Tribune: Minn. high school teams racing to Eco-Marathon
Typical teenagers go through drivers’ tests and practice hours before the grand prize: getting to drive the family car.

Star Tribune: Minnesota legislators buzzing with electric, plug-in hybrid car rebate
Minnesota legislators are looking at offering new rebates as financial incentive for consumers considering electric or plug-in hybrid cars.