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A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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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
September 25, 2011
MnDOT training program prepares snowplow operators for winter
ST. PAUL, Minn.-- More than 110 snowplow operators are currently participating in an intensive training program to prepare them for the worst road conditions a typical Minnesota winter has to offer. The training session began last week and runs through September 30 at the Camp Ripley...
September 25, 2011 - 8:19am
September 21, 2011
Eastbound lane of Highway 10 near Staples closes
Minnesota Department of Transportation crews are in the process of closing the eastbound driving lane of Highway 10, just east of Staples, due to emergency culvert repairs. The lane will remain closed until further notice. Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution...
September 21, 2011 - 11:32am
September 12, 2011
Wadena to receive $1.4 million for rail infrastructure
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Wadena Mayor Wayne Wolden announced today that they have successfully secured $1.4 million to expand freight rail infrastructure in Wadena. Much of Wadena was destroyed following a devastating tornado in 2010. Klobuchar and Mayor...
September 12, 2011 - 12:15pm
August 8, 2011
Expect delays soon on Highway 55 by Grant-Douglas line
Motorists should plan for traffic restrictions and lane closures on highways in Mahnomen, Otter Tail and Grant counties as crews begin a series of preventive maintenance seal coating projects on Wednesday, August 10. The highway segments scheduled for the preventative maintenance...
August 8, 2011 - 10:05am
July 21, 2011
MnDOT begins startup as state government shutdown ends
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is restarting its operations today, following a 20-day state government shutdown. MnDOT officials advise that the process may take some time. "The first step is to get all of our people back to work," said MnDOT Commissioner Tom Sorel....
July 21, 2011 - 10:36am
June 19, 2011
As Minnesota boomers age, mobility options inadequate, says report
By 2015, more than 15 million Americans ages 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent, a new study shows.
June 19, 2011 - 9:54am
June 18, 2011
Highway 9 resurfacing project south of Morris wrapping up
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- Motorists can expect fewer delays on Highway 9 south of Morris after crews removed the detour between Morris and Benson last week. Crews are currently completing pavement marking and miscellaneous clean-up work that requires short lane closures and shoulder...
June 18, 2011 - 10:18am
May 29, 2011
Highway 25 project east of Monticello begins June 6
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Motorists will encounter county road closures and intermittent lane closures on Highway 25 east of Monticello when a safety, access and mobility improvement project begins Monday, June 6. The project includes widening intersections, installing dual left turn lanes...
May 29, 2011 - 9:42am
May 28, 2011
Minnesota above average in pedestrian safety; rural areas deadlier
Crossing the street in Greater Minnesota can be more deadly than on the busier avenues of the Twin Cities. That's according to a report released this week by Transportation for America. It says the pedestrian death rate was above the national average in Cass, Becker and Itasca Counties...
May 28, 2011 - 11:40am
MnDOT urges keeping event signs, items for sale away from highway rights of way
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds citizens that placing unauthorized signs and other objects on state highway right of way is illegal and can distract drivers and obstruct their vision. "With summer right around the corner, we are already seeing an increase...
May 28, 2011 - 9:44am
May 16, 2011
New report outlines seven tools for improving transportation system
May 16, 2011 - 11:00am
May 12, 2011
Highway 9 resurfacing project south of Morris begins today
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- Motorists on Highway 9 south of Morris may encounter delays when a resurfacing project between Morris and the Stevens/Pope county line begins May 12. The project was originally scheduled to begin May 2, but was delayed due to road restrictions. Construction...
May 12, 2011 - 5:33am
May 9, 2011
Guardrail work on I-94 from West Union to Albertville begins today
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Motorists will encounter intermittent left lane closures on Interstate 94 in Todd, Stearns and Wright counties beginning Monday, May 9, as crews upgrade the guardrail end treatments between West Union and Albertville. Work will be conducted on county and township...
May 9, 2011 - 7:52am