News & Events


Met Council earns top credit ratings

The ratings, Aaa/MIG-1 from Moody's, and AAA/SP1+ from Standard & Poor's, are the highest possible and awarded to a very limited number of entities nationally.

December 1, 2020

Water supply partnerships benefit region

A new report describes the many positive outcomes from the Minnesota Legislature’s decision in 2005 to give regional water supply planning responsibilities to the Met Council.

November 23, 2020

Metro Masterpiece: Silverwood Park

Silverwood Park is among the many gems in the region’s 55,000-acre park system, located on the shimmering Silver Lake in St. Anthony. Take a tour with Ellie and Amanda!

November 18, 2020

Message from the Council Chair: Investing in people’s lives

Transit is part of a comprehensive transportation system, and transportation connects people to the destinations they need to live their lives and is foundational to our economy. The investments in D and B Lines aren’t just bus projects, they are an investment in people.
October 21, 2020

Governor Walz signs bonding law

The $1.9 billion bonding bill provides critical funding for investments in rapid bus lines, grants to address clean water in the wastewater system, and grants for regional parks and trails.

October 21, 2020

Rethinking areas of concentrated poverty

Local research has shown that deficit-based narratives can stigmatize neighborhoods and negatively impact the investments that decision-makers are willing to make in them.

October 21, 2020