A Day of Craft Beer at the Inaugural ‘Rails & Ales’ Event

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If you are live anywhere near Metro Transit’s recently opened Green Line and love beer, the inaugural Rails & Ales event is one for you. On Saturday, September 13th, this event is set up to give those beer connoisseurs a taste of eight great local craft breweries that are situated within walking distance of the light rail stops. The best part about this event? The eight participating breweries are offering special discounts on food, merchandise, and of course, beer.

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Light Rail Expansion On Hold

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The Green Line light rail has finally connected St. Paul and Minneapolis as the Twin Cities. Now that this project is completed, focus has turned to spreading the connection out into the southern communities. The Southwest Light Rail plan would extend the line from downtown Minneapolis to St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie.

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St. Paul Drivers: A Hidden Obstacle for the Green Line

Light-rail operater navigates University Avenue - Photo by Michael Hicks

Light-rail operater navigates University Avenue – Photo by Michael Hicks

The worst drivers of our great state are on the prowl in St. Paul. It’s a proven fact! There’s a convergence of confusing non-grid-like streets, funky intersections and poor winter-time plowing. The great Pigseye secret is that locals don’t follow the suggestions of their own traffic signals. The Green Line is learning this the hard way.

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Green Line Set to Open This Week — What Will You See Sitting on Each Side of the Train?

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While this is far from the most important news of the day, the new Green Line will open this upcoming week, and that is big news. Considering that, TwinCities.com put together a timelapse video of the Green Line’s journey from one station to the next, all the way down the line. This will give those future riders a glimpse of what is to come riding the train on a regular basis.

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Take a Ride Into the Past at the ‘Minnesota Street Car Museum’

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It’s warm, the top is down (the car windows open for those without the luxury) or perhaps you are enjoying the warmer temperatures by not being outside at all and basking in an air conditioner’s relief. Now imagine it is 1908, a sweltering 95 degree day and you’re in a full suit with hat or bustle and corset. Where do you go to escape the heat?

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Two Months Left Before Twin Cities are Connected by Light-Rail

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Did you know Minneapolis and St. Paul came into existence and grew up largely independent of each other? They are truly twins, born because of the same Mississippi River but for different reasons (St. Paul for river trade and Minneapolis for water-powered mills). This is one of the reasons why the two cities have such distinctly different cultures. Their two downtowns just happen to be a short drive apart; but soon they will be bound by light-rail as well.

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