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  • Star Tribune Includes FFM in Report on Costly Minneapolis 311 System

    Minneapolis 311: Best run but most costly? Article by: ERIC ROPER , Star Tribune Updated: July 30, 2012  With fewer inquiries and rising labor rates, the expense climbs for Minneapolis' nonemergency line MINNEAPOLIS, MN--Each report of potholes, overgrown lawns, busted stoplights and other issues to Minneapolis 311 cost city taxpayers $9.15 last year, a per-contact expense that surpasses most cities across the country. When it launched 311 six years ago, the city joined a national...

  • KSTP-TV Interviews FFM on Northstar Fare Cuts

                     Price Cut on Northstar Rail Line to Encourage Ridership MINNEAPOLIS, MN--It's going to be cheaper for you to ride the Northstar Rail Line during the week. Metro Transit is hoping discounting fares will get more people to ride. Most fares will drop one dollar, the fare from downtown Minneapolis to Big Lake that costs seven dollars now, will cost six dollars beginning Wednesday.

  • MPR Features FFM Op-Ed on Billion Dollar Biking to School Program

    Commentary:  For years, kids walked to school without government help  by Tom Steward   June 11, 2012      Remember the safety patrol volunteers who got out of class early to stand guard at school crosswalks? The largest safety program in the world today, the School Safety Patrol Program was started in 1921 by the American Automobile Association (AAA) as a community service. AAA Minneapolis still provides all the necessary training materials, safety supplies and rec...

  • Star Tribune Features FFM on Muni Telecom Troubles

    Monticello's model broadband effort in peril TOM MEERSMAN, Star Tribune  June 7, 2012  But Monticello says it won't abandon FiberNet's 1,700 customers. Once seen as a national model, Monticello's broadband network can no longer pay its bills. The city, about 40 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, notified banks and bondholders Wednesday that it will no longer make debt service payments on $26 million worth of revenue bonds that were sold to build the fiber optic system in 2009.

  • Heartland Institute: North Dakota Challenges Minnesota Power Restrictions

    FFM CEO Annette Meeks was quoted in a piece from the Heartland Institute on North Dakota’s lawsuit against the State of Minnesota over the Next Generation Energy Act (NGEA). 

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