Economic Loss to Minnesota from Bridge
The coverage of the after-affects of the I-35 bridge collapse are rampant. There are political, social and economic impacts as a result of the disaster. The Star Tribune reports that $60 million will be lost from the river crossing no longer being present. Readers become the immediate recipents of information as soon as it is released from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
It has also increased costs for drivers. The article is brief and repetitive in the terms used to describe the situation.
The other Twin Cities newspaper, the Pioneer Press, also includes coverage of the this recent update. Their report is on the lastest developments with Governor Pawlenty's proposal. It disscuesses how he previously rejected a transportation tax three different times but is now reconsidering. This, according to the article, has brought heat from other leaders who are quoted in the article.
This article is much more detailed with quotes included compared to the brief article found on Star Tribune's website. It provides information and opinions not expressed in the Minneapolis paper or elsewhere. Its sources and facts are varied and provide their audience with current information.