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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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Motorcyclist Killed After Swerving To Avoid Deer

A motorcyclist that swerved to avoid striking a deer in the road was killed in a crash near Black River Falls Tuesday afternoon. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the scene at Oakridge Road about a half-mile north of State Highway 27.

09/11/2013

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79-Year-Old Killed In Scooter Vs. SUV Crash

A 79-year-old Brainerd man was killed after the scooter he was driving was involved in a collision with an SUV on Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol says that James Strowbridge was driving south on Highway 371.

09/05/2013

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Metro Transit To Test Central Corridor At Night

Metro Transit crews are going to test cars by night on their new “green line” light rail transit at the end of the month. The tests will begin along the western half of the University Avenue stretch the week of August 26.

08/16/2013

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Several Highway Closures Hamper Weekend Travel

Drivers traveling around the metro are having to give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations. Several of the major freeways in and around the Twin Cities are off limits until Monday’s morning rush hour.

08/11/2013

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1 Killed In Corvette Rollover In Eden Prairie

At least one person was killed after being ejected from a speeding car in Eden Prairie, Minn. Thursday evening. Authorities said the crash happened at the intersection of Eden Prairie Road and Park Terrace Drive at about 8 p.m.

08/02/2013

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Man Found Dead Believed To Be Hit-And-Run Victim

Beltrami County sheriff’s officials are seeking the public’s help in finding a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. The body of 25-year-old Christopher Lee Strong of Bemidji was discovered on a road near Bemidji about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Sheriff’s investigators say skid marks and vehicle parts were found on the road.

07/31/2013

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Bachmann, Allies Pitch I-94 Widening To Dayton

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and other elected officials from along Interstate 94 between Minneapolis and St. Cloud are asking Gov. Mark Dayton to consider making it a higher state priority to widen the freeway by a lane in each direction.

07/30/2013

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2 Injured In Head-On Crash In Western Wis.

Two people were taken to the hospital after a head-on collision in western Wisconsin on Sunday. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened on 420th Street west of County Road A in the Township of Maiden Rock.

07/29/2013

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Fatal Crash After Semi Fails To Stop At Sign

Police say a semi truck failed to stop at a stop sign in Waseca County, leading to a fatal crash on Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 83 at about 2:30 p.m.

07/25/2013

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Maple Lake Girl, 16, Killed In Crash With Dump Truck

A student from Buffalo High School was killed in a three-vehicle crash involving a dump truck on Tuesday afternoon in Wright County. Authorities identified the victim as 16-year-old Emma Rodelius, of Maple Lake.

07/24/2013

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Dad, Son In Hospital After Crash With Alleged Drunk Robbery Suspect

A high-speed chase involving an armed robbery suspect and police resulted in a crash which seriously injured a father and his infant son in Monticello Monday night. Investigators believe the man who caused the crash had also been drinking.

07/23/2013

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Hennepin Co. Considering ‘Cycle Tracks’ For Rider Safety

The Twin Cities is one of the best metropolitan areas to get on a bike and travel around town. But with the uptick in cyclists, Hennepin County is now eyeing new ways to keep all kinds of commuters safe.

07/19/2013

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5 Suffer Minor Injuries In Southeast N.D. Bus Crash

Five people suffered minor injuries when a passenger bus went off the road and into a field in southeastern North Dakota. the driver of the Jefferson Lines bus told police that the brakes failed while he was trying to exit Interstate 94.

07/15/2013

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Woman, 86, Killed In Crash With Semi In Becker Co.

Authorities say an 86-year-old woman was killed in a crash involving a semi-truck in Becker County. The crash happened along Highway 10 on Thursday afternoon at about 2 p.m.

07/12/2013

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Husband, Wife Killed After Motorcycle Crashes Into Truck

For the second time in less than a week, a husband and wife have been killed in a motorcycle accident in Minnesota. Authorities said the recent crash happened in Crow Wing County Road near Crosby.

07/09/2013

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Man Critically Hurt In Dakota County ATV Crash

A 26-year-old man was critically injured after crashing his all-terrain vehicle in Dakota County Thursday afternoon. Isaac James Lucking was traveling east on 180 Street near Goodwin Avenue when he lost control of the ATV.

07/05/2013

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Is Minneapolis On Fast Track For Streetcars?

When you think of streetcars, you might think of places like San Francisco. But now the city of Minneapolis wants to drive this old world idea into our 20th century reality. City Council will take its first vote on a plan to add streetcars into the heart of downtown.

06/18/2013

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Demolition Crews Get To Work On Old Hastings Bridge

Demolition began on the Hastings Bridge this Wednesday, as motorists in the Twin Cities bid farewell to “Old Blue.” Crews started tearing down the landmark bridge at 7 a.m. The demolition crews will begin by removing the decking on the downtown side.

06/05/2013