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Minnesota has a Confederate symbol -- and it's going to keep it
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Football: B-E ready to make next step
Garden experiment produces sky-high sunflowers
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
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DNR: Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Minnewaska
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
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Angeline "Angie" K. Blake
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Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
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It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
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July 26, 2017
Highway 114 near Garfield to close
Overnight closures of Highway 114 at Interstate 94 south of Garfield are scheduled to start Monday, July 31. The highway closures are necessary so crews can remove the eastbound Interstate 94 bridge deck over the roadway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The...
July 26, 2017 - 11:37am
Danger zones: After series of I-94 crashes, drivers urged to spread out
After at least two chain-reaction crashes in a construction zone on Interstate 94 between Garfield and Evansville, officials are urging drivers...
July 26, 2017 - 6:31am
June 15, 2017
Highway 27 bridge south of Osakis opens today
Motorists will find all lanes of Highway 27 at I-94, south of Osakis, open by 5 p.m. today, Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The Highway 27 bridge spanning I-94 has been closed since late March 2017, while crews repaired and resurfaced the bridge....
June 15, 2017 - 8:29am
May 8, 2017
Work near Highway 27 bridge to start Monday
Drivers on Minnesota Highway 27 just west of Alexandria will encounter occasional lane shifts and lane closures starting Monday, May 15. Crews will replace the concrete pavement next to the Highway 27 bridge over Interstate 94 and resurface about one mile of Highway 27, according...
May 8, 2017 - 12:42pm
May 20, 2015
Open house to cover Highway 29 project
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and city of Parkers Prairie invite the public to learn more about the 2016 Highway 29 reconstruction and resurfacing project in Parkers Prairie. An informational open house will be held on Wednesday, May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m....
May 20, 2015 - 12:00am
March 27, 2015
Aerial mapping planned in West Central Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will conduct aerial mapping of several locations in West Central Minnesota this spring. The mapping will create a record of existing infrastructure and landscape along and adjacent to MnDOT right of way for transportation planning...
March 27, 2015 - 12:00am
March 11, 2015
You Asked: Where is the handicap parking on Broadway?
The recent warm weather has coaxed people out of their homes and brought them to Alexandria’s freshly reconstructed downtown. While prime for walking up and down Broadway to shop the local stores, one question has been popping up: Where is the handicap parking? Since the redesign...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
March 4, 2015
Speed limit to increase on some highways
About 340 miles of highways in northern and western Minnesota will get higher speed limits in the next few weeks, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The two-lane highways, currently posted at 55 miles per hour, will increase to 60. The new speed limits...
March 4, 2015 - 12:00am
May 9, 2014
Spring truck weight restrictions end for southern, metro, central frost zones
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways ended Friday, May 9 in the southeast, south and metro frost zones. The restrictions will end in the Central Minnesota frost zone on Tuesday, May 13, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Spring...
May 9, 2014 - 12:00am
A sure sign of spring: roadwork ahead
MnDOT reveals projects around Douglas County
April 9, 2014 - 7:43am
December 27, 2013
New plan looks at highway needs for next 20 years
The Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan (MnSHIP) has been finalized and is available online, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). MnSHIP connects the Minnesota GO 50-year vision and policies established in the Statewide Multimodal Transportation...
December 27, 2013 - 8:43am
October 30, 2013
Website launched for state’s transportation funding outreach effort
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently launched the MinnesotaGo website as part of an ongoing information and outreach effort around Minnesota’s transportation vision and funding needs, now and in the future. “We are concerned that if we don’t start working...
October 30, 2013 - 9:18am
June 17, 2009
Two intersections in Douglas County to get better lighting
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin an intersection safety lighting project at four intersections located in Wilkin, Grant and Douglas counties on Monday, June 22. Crews will install two overhead lights at each of the following intersections: Highway 59 and Highway...
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am