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K-9 Merle sniffed and snuggled his way into MTPD fame 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, December 28, 2020 10:42:00 AM
Metro Transit Police Department K-9s are trained to protect the community by sniffing out shell casings and explosives. But Merle, a black Labrador who was among the department's first K-9s, also served as a four-footed goodwill ambassador, [...]
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Better signs, better information arrive on Marq2 corridor 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:39:00 PM
New real-time displays that promise to be more reliable were recently installed at some of the busiest bus stops in downtown Minneapolis. In all, 36 new LED displays were placed along the Marq2 Corridor, where customers board dozens of [...]
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On the Clock/Off the Clock: Operator Tekoyia Brisco 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:02:00 PM
Lives: St. Paul Job: Operator, South Garage Years of Service: 7 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? After working jobs at the Mall of America as a young man, I decided I needed something more reliable and got [...]
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MTPD lieutenant uses hobby to help families helped by HAT 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:56:00 PM
Lt. Erin Dietz recently discovered that she can use her stress-relieving hobby to help formerly homeless families. She finds and refinishes used furniture and donates them to families who have found permanent housing with the help of the Metro [...]

65 years after Rosa Parks arrest, operator reads and reflects 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:02:00 AM
Born in Minneapolis, Margaret Stephens was just over a month old when Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., for refusing to give up her seat on the bus. Thirty-five years later, she started driving a bus herself. On the 65th anniversary of [...]
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