Pioneer Press: Transportation deal in Minnesota Legislature so close, yet so far
State Rep. Tim Kelly believes he and Sen. Scott Dibble could negotiate a long-term transportation plan in about an hour.

Politics in MN: Big beefs with bike lanes on St. Paul’s Cleveland Ave.
Some St. Paul business owners on Cleveland Avenue say they’ll lose customers if bicycle lanes are installed in place of more than 230 existing parking spots on the busy road. Others predict bike lanes will bring more customers to the Highland retail district.

Politics in MN: Twin Cities-Rochester rail line proposal nears a decision
More details emerge for privately funded Hwy. 52 route

Politics in MN: Minnesota transportation boosters polish strategy
New coalition replaces Move MN, aims for compromise

SC Times: Northstar supporters plan trip to state Capitol

Star Tribune: Crosswalks as speed bumps? That’s one idea for making Hiawatha-Lake intersection more pedestrian friendly
Making one of Minneapolis’ trickiest intersections easier for walkers to navigate could involve fixes ranging from elevated crosswalks to rebuilding curbs and redirecting traffic.

Star Tribune: Bottineau Blue Line LRT clears important hurdle
The proposed Blue Line light-rail extension cleared an important milestone this week after Crystal and Robbinsdale joined three other cities and Hennepin County in approving the project’s basic route and infrastructure, including stations and bridges.

LTE, Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: Express train unlikely to live up to its billing