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Some Major Highways Reopening In Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reopening some major roadways closed earlier because of blowing and drifting snow. Interstate 90 west of Albert Lea reopened Monday morning after snowplows cleared the lanes and winds subsided.

01/27/2014

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Otsego Woman Killed In Spin-Out Crash

A 55-year-old Otsego, Minn. woman was killed after her vehicle spun out on a snow-covered road and collided with another vehicle Friday morning. According to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at County Road 37 near Quaday Avenue Northeast in Otsego at about 7:30 p.m.

01/24/2014

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Minnesota Transportation Group Pushes For Road Money

A new coalition of over 130 businesses, labor unions and advocacy groups is pushing for a large infusion of state money for roads and transit. The group, Move MN, kicked off its effort Thursday. But any proposed transportation tax hikes will face a difficult environment when lawmakers return at the end of February.

01/23/2014

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LRT Line Between Twin Cities Opens June 14

We now know the date for when the Metro Transit Green Line will open between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Officials announced Wednesday that starting June 14, thousands of Minnesotans will be able to ride on Light Rail Trains between the two downtowns.

01/22/2014

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Following Snow Emergencies, Cars End Up Impounded

On Wednesday morning, crews across the Twin Cities were working hard to clear all the snow from the streets after many of them declared snow emergencies. As always, that meant drivers needed to be extra cautious of where they parked, or end up getting towed.

01/15/2014

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Mpls-St. Paul Declare Snow Emergencies, A.M. Traffic Crawls

The WCCO Weather Watcher was green, and then the ground was white, but the traffic maps were awash in red Tuesday morning as Twin Cities commuters inched their way to work. And both Minneapolis and St. Paul declared a snow emergency going into effect on Tuesday.

01/14/2014

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Family, Friends Support Volunteer Searchers

Family and friends of a La Crosse, Wis., man who’s presumed drowned have spent the past week on the banks of the Mississippi River as a volunteer search crew works to recover his body. Chad Kingsbury is the brother of the missing man, 29-year-old Andrew Kingsbury.

01/13/2014

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Driver Survives Truck’s Plunge From Bridge In East Metro

A Maplewood woman’s pickup truck plunged over an Interstate 694 guard rail and landed on a pond 40 feet below in Little Canada Tuesday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

01/07/2014

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Fatal Head-On Collision In Steele County

Authorities say they are investigating a fatal head-on collision that happened at about noon on Monday. Investigators have not released many details about the incident, but it involved two vehicles driving along Interstate 35. The crash happened near milepost 36, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

01/06/2014

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Alcohol May Have Been Factor In Fatal Elko Crash

State troopers say alcohol may have been a factor in a rollover crash that killed an 18-year-old woman near Elko over the weekend. Jordan Reigh Huver of Prior Lake died of head injuries sustained in a crash that happened Saturday about 3:30 a.m.

12/30/2013

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2 Children Killed, 3 Hurt In Western Wis. Crash

Two children have died and three other people have been injured in a collision between a truck and an SUV in Pierce County. Sheriff’s officials say a 12-year-old girl in the vehicle died at the scene of the crash Thursday afternoon in Prescott.

12/13/2013

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Driver Killed In Crash With Train Identified

The driver who died Wednesday after colliding with a train in west-central Minnesota has been identified. Police said that Lisa Daleo, of Alberta, Minn. was killed in the crash, which happened just after 2 p.m. on West 5th Street, about 150 feet west of Atlantic Avenue.

12/12/2013

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1 Dead After Car Goes Off Bloomington Ferry Bridge

One person was killed after losing control and plunging off the Bloomington Ferry Bridge Friday morning. According to the State Patrol, the Buick LeSabre lost control on an icy patch of road while traveling southbound on Highway 169.

12/06/2013

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As Winter Moves In, DPS Warns Of Driving Safety

With more snow forecasted to move through Minnesota over the next few days, the Department of Public Safety has reminded drivers to use extra caution. There were four fatal crashes throughout the state amid Monday’s snowfall, including one on Interstate 94 involving a jackknifed semi.

12/03/2013

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1 Dead In Sheboygan County Crash

One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a single-car rollover in Sheboygan County. The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office says three people were in the car on a county road near the Town of Mosel in the northern part of the county.

11/29/2013

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Family Devastated After Girl, 13, Dies In Crash On Way To School

The Minnesota State Patrol says they are investigating a fatal crash that happened near Milaca Tuesday morning. Few details were immediately available, but the crash happened along Highway 23 at 127th Avenue, about a mile to the west of the city’s elementary and high schools.

11/19/2013

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Bicyclist Killed In Otter Tail County

A 75-year-old bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a construction vehicle in Otter Tail County Thursday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened along 145h Street.

11/15/2013

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Southwest LRT Project Leaders Work To Find Path Forward

Gov. Mark Dayton held a meeting Friday with key players in the Southwest light rail transit project to figure out a way to get the project back on track. The project was postponed last month.

11/15/2013

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Dayton Administration Approves $300M For Roads

Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration is directing $300 million into ten highway construction projects meant to break up bottlenecks and improve freight movement around the state. Dayton and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced the projects Thursday.

11/15/2013

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Users Swear By Social Media-Fueled Navigation App Waze

Remember when going on a road trip meant unfolding maps, plotting your course, and writing out step-by-step directions? Technology has changed all that, with GPS units and map apps to track our trips. Waze users report accidents, stalled vehicles and traffic jams, and it all gets factored into travel estimates.

11/05/2013

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Driver Arrested After Striking MnDOT Worker

A driver was taken into custody after striking a worker with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Interstate 94 Sunday evening. The crash happened near 42nd Avenue South in Minneapolis, the State Patrol said. The worker was clearing debris from the road when he or she was struck.

11/04/2013

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1 Killed In Olmsted County Head-On Crash

One person was killed and a number of passengers were injured in a head-on collision in Olmsted County Monday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened along Highway 14 at Chesterwoods Park at about 4:30 p.m.

10/15/2013

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Bus Driving Skills Tested At Metro Transit’s ‘Roadeo’

More than 1,500 bus drivers work at Metro Transit, and every day safety is key. Since the 1970s drivers have tested those skills in the Bus Roadeo.

09/23/2013

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Twin Cities Rank Fair For Dangerous Drivers

As the weather starts to take a turn for the colder, it’s assured snowflakes aren’t that far off. And that, in turn, gives us cause to wonder if Twin Cities drivers are safe enough to handle the coming winter months.

09/17/2013

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