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News & Updates for March 2009

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March 27, 2009

Preliminary Fridley Site Preparation and Sheet Piling Progresses


  • Sheet piling along the west BNSF industrial track began this week.
  • Crews also began preliminary excavation and surveying at each end of the tunnel.

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March 24, 2009

Artists Chosen For Ballpark Station Area Public Art

Thursday, April 2, 2009
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hennepin County Library - Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Doty Board Room, second floor in the Library's main commons area

After an extensive, nationwide call for artists that began last fall, a Public Art Steering Committee formed by the Minnesota Ballpark Authority and its project partners, Hennepin County and Northstar Commuter Rail, has selected artists for two public art projects to be installed at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis. The Northstar Commuter Rail station will be adjacent to Target Field. The artists will be present at an April 2 Open House to unveil their design plans and take questions from the public.

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March 23, 2009

Crews Start Sheet Piling in Fridley

During the week of March 13, Northstar crews prepared the Fridley station site for sheet piling work. Crews surveyed the site, inspected the condition of the pedestrian tunnel and began some utility line excavation.

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March 20, 2009

RSS Feed Changes for Northstar Project

As a result of some technical changes to Northstar's web site, some Northstar supporters may have noticed they are no longer receiving Northstar Project news updates in their RSS feed. The URL for the Northstar Project RSS feed has been updated and you can subscribe by adding the following URL to your RSS reader,

You should also be aware that our updates have been less frequent this winter because construction has slowed down. But you can expect more notices from the Northstar Project in the coming months once construction on all Northstar stations picks up and we prepare for service late this year.

Visit Northstar RSS Feeds for more information about using a RSS reader and receiving regular Northstar Project updates.

March 16, 2009

Northstar Crews Mobilize for Fridley Construction

On Tuesday, March 3, 2009, nearly 200 Northstar officials and supporters gathered at the site of the future Fridley station for the official groundbreaking. The groundbreaking ceremony was followed by an Open House at the Fridley City Hall.

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March 03, 2009

Northstar Commuter Rail Project Breaks Ground for Fridley Station

Nearly 200 officials and supporters of Northstar Commuter Rail broke ground today for the Fridley station, which will be located off of East River Road and 61st Way NE.

“Today’s groundbreaking ceremony is a celebration of hard work and the local dedication to this project,” said Anoka County Commissioner Dan Erhart, chair of the Northstar Corridor Development Authority (NCDA). “Today the long-awaited Fridley station officially becomes part of Northstar Commuter Rail Line construction. Fridley area residents, who have been eager for a smart transportation option, soon will have a convenient location to gain easy and safe access to Northstar trains.”

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