Photos: Green Line opening draws Cities to the rails

Green line train headed for Minneapolis
Saturday's Green Line launch linked St. Paul and Minneapolis with light rail.
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Crowds wait for Green Line's official opening
Nikki Villeviencio, right, holds her two-year-old daughter, Alexandra Paulson, during speeches at St. Paul's Union Depot before the official opening of the Metro Transit Green Line. Villeviencio is a member of TAAC, the Transportation Accessability Advisory Committee for Metro Transit.
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Saturday's Green Line light rail grand opening celebrated the launch of the rail connection between St. Paul and Minneapolis with ribbon-cuttings, free rides, festivities -- and rain.

Ellison joins kickoff crowds
Congressman Keith Ellison was one of several politicians and dignitaries to give a speech Saturday at St. Paul's Union Depot as part of the opening ceremonies for the Metro Transit Green Line.
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