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Juneteenth is a newly recognized Holiday this year for Council employees. The Juneteenth Holiday will be handled the same way MLK Day is handled in that it is a working holiday. If an employee would like to take this day in conjunction with vacation, the employee must use vacation by the week and can elect to receive holiday pay or float the holiday.

Because of the timing of the implementation of the Juneteenth Holiday all regular services such as customer relations and transit information will operate on a regular schedule while the Mail Room, Overhaul Base, and Radio/Electronic shops will be closed on the recognized Juneteenth day, Monday, June 20, 2022.

If you work in an office setting and are unsure whether of not your office will be closed on June 20, 2022, please contact your immediate supervisor for clarification.

Raphael Valle elected Interim EM Maintenance Board Member

Raphael Valle is elected to the Interim position of East Metro Maintenance Board Member position by one vote, 26 to 25.

Southwest light rail: Work halted near Minneapolis condo tower to probe cracks

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SouthWest Station in Eden Prairie, Minn., would be one stop on the Southwest Light Rail Transit line.
Peter Cox | MPR News 2015

Cracks in a building next to the Southwest Corridor light rail project have dealt another blow to the beleaguered transit line.

Residents of the Cedar Isles condominiums in Minneapolis say cracks have appeared on eight separate floors of the building, right beside the construction site where crews are building a tunnel to accommodate the trains planned to run 14 ½ miles from downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. 

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