The Ramsey City Council accepted two Transit Oriented Development (TOD) grants May 14.
The city of Coon Rapids has been successful in a second attempt to secure a Metropolitan Council grant for a planning project at the Foley Boulevard Park and Ride and potential future Foley Station site.
Anoka County has received $1,281,000 in state regional park and trail legacy funds for seven projects in its regional parks.
Metropolitan Council Chairwoman Susan Haigh cites affordable housing, transit and a council that listens to communities as key priorities.
Population in the seven-county metro area grew 0.8 percent from 2010 to 2011, to 2.87 million, according to the Metropolitan Council.
Weekday peak hour fares on Northstar Commuter Rail will drop by $1 from all but one of the stations effective Aug. 1.