The Echo

Closed trails prove inconvenient

Cedar Lake Trail will be closed from Excelsior Boulevard to France Avenue until 2021 for the Southwest Lightrail Transit construction, according to Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Other trails, including parts of the Kenilworth Trail and the Midtown Greenway, will also be closed.

Lucy zumBrunnen

June 6, 2019

Good things come to those who wait. This principle applies to the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) currently being constructed. Even though it is a personal inconvenience, given that I use the trails for sports, the end result will be very useful for our community. The Federal Transit Administratio...

City proposes $22 million in projects

Senior National Honors Society public relations officer Ilsa Olsen signs kids off Oct. 19 at the Westwood Hills Nature Center Halloween party. The Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of designing a new building for the Westwood Hills Nature Center.

Maggie Klaers and Dani Orloff

March 16, 2019

Split Rock Studios exhibit designer Amanda Wambach said the Westwood Hills Nature Center renovations are intended to expand the capabilities of what they can do for the community. “Westwood Hills has been working on a new building,” Wambach said. “They’re really excited to create something for...

Southwest Light Rail will be valuable for Park

Southwest Light Rail will be valuable for Park

Dahlia Krebs

December 20, 2018

Last month, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) allowed the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project to begin construction, according to the City of St. Louis Park. While the project will cost about $2 billion, the federal agency said if the construction got a Full Funding Grant Agreement, the FTA w...

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