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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
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DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
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IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
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On The Street
August 16, 2012
Crackdown on passenger-carrying vehicles under way
Buses, limousines and other passenger-carrying vehicles will be the focus during statewide saturation patrols scheduled from August 13-27, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Saturation activities will range from traffic enforcement, driver/vehicle inspections,...
August 16, 2012 - 9:03am
Bridge painting project under way on I-94 near Alexandria, Osakis
Motorists on Highway 10 and Interstate 94 may encounter lane closures at several bridges through late August.
July 16, 2012 - 9:35am
July 5, 2012
Pavement heaves cause hazardous driving on I-94 near Alexandria
The Minnesota Department of Transportation asks motorists to use caution on Interstate 94 eastbound west of Alexandria. Heat has caused the pavement to heave in three different places between Douglas County Road 8 and the Lake Latoka rest area. MnDOT crews are fixing the heaves...
July 5, 2012 - 10:56am
June 11, 2012
Highway 28 project east of Glenwood begins June 25
Motorists on Highway 28 east of Glenwood may experience delays when a road resurfacing project begins June 25. Crews will mill and resurface the roadway between Highway 55 and the Pope/Stearns county line.
June 11, 2012 - 10:01am
Seal-coating work to begin on I-94 in Alexandria soon
Motorists on Interstate 94 in the Alexandria area and on Highway 10 in the Detroit Lakes area will encounter lane closures when a preventative maintenance seal coating project begins June 18. Crews will work on I-94 westbound between Highway 127 and Highway 27 for approximately...
June 11, 2012 - 9:41am
April 13, 2012
Bridge work to resume on I-94 near Evansville
Motorists in Douglas County may encounter delays beginning Monday, April 16, when the Douglas County Road 1 bridge project on Interstate 94 resumes two miles east of the Evansville/Elbow Lake exit. Douglas County Road 1 motorists will encounter lane closures and a two-week detour...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
March 6, 2012
Spring truck weight restrictions begin March 9 for central frost zone
Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will begin Friday, March 9 for Minnesota's central frost zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Winter load increases and overweight permits remain in place for the state's north-central and north...
March 6, 2012 - 10:39am
March 3, 2012
MnDOT reminds public not to push snow on to roads
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds the public that it is unlawful to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street. "Improperly placing snow on or near a public road creates hazards including drainage problems, drifting, sight obstruction and unsafe access,"...
March 3, 2012 - 10:10am
January 5, 2012
MNDOT looks back on project, program highlights of 2011
Several transportation projects, programs and initiatives implemented in 2011 by the Minnesota Department of Transportation improved safety for the traveling public and the overall quality of life for Minnesotans, according to the agency. "In 2011, we worked closer toward our goal...
January 5, 2012 - 2:42pm
December 15, 2011
MnDOT warns against vandalizing state property along highways
The Minnesota Department of Transportation warns that vandalizing signs or other state property in the highway right of way is illegal and may result in a fine up to $3,000 and up to one year in jail per incident. Some common examples of vandalism seen on state highway signs and...
December 15, 2011 - 8:54am
November 13, 2011
Snowplow crews say they're ready for winter weather
The Minnesota Department of Transportation's snowplow operators are trained, experienced and prepared to assist motorists through another winter season. "Our crews have the equipment and technology to do an excellent job of clearing Minnesota's roads," said MnDOT Commissioner...
November 13, 2011 - 10:09am
October 24, 2011
Crews working on I-94 shoulder project near Melrose
Maintenance crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) are shouldering the eastbound lanes of I-94 this week. Crews will begin working east of Melrose on I-94 in the left lanes. Work is scheduled to place from 8 a.m until 3 p.m., daily, until the work is...
October 24, 2011 - 6:59am
October 1, 2011
Prep work for Highway 10 project near Clear Lake begins Monday
ST. CLOUD, Minn.-- Motorists traveling on Highway 10 between Clear Lake and Big Lake may encounter lane closures and reduced speeds beginning Monday, Oct. 3, as crews begin preparations for next year's corridor pavement replacement project. Crews will begin installing temporary...
October 1, 2011 - 9:34am
September 29, 2011
MnDOT commissioner calls for increased motorist vigilance following work zone crash
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel is asking all Minnesota motorists to approach work zones with care and keep safety uppermost in mind when driving following a work zone crash on I-94 near Hwy 280 in St. Paul in which workers were injured...
September 29, 2011 - 12:17pm
September 26, 2011
MnDOT seeks public comments on 50-year transportation plan
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites public comments through Oct. 21 on a draft 50-year vision for transportation in the state. The vision was developed with input from the public and diverse representatives of the transportation community who participated...
September 26, 2011 - 12:24pm