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Vote on Southwest light rail postponed

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{This story was updated Tuesday afternoon; see below.}

A key vote on Southwest Light Rail Transit will be delayed, Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday after a meeting with local officials.

The Metropolitan Council was scheduled to vote Wednesday on a plan that would route the train as it passes through Minneapolis’ Kenilworth Corridor through two shallow tunnels. Just what to do with the train and an existing freight line in the wooded recreation area that passes between two lakes has been a major sticking point in the LRT plan.

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