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09/24/2014

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Minnesota Nets $5 Million To Fix Flood-Hit Roads

Another $5 million in federal assistance is bound for Minnesota to help repair roads and bridges damaged by severe flooding in June. Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration said Thursday that the emergency repair money is on top of $5 million previously released by the Federal Highway Administration.

08/07/2014

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Hennepin & Ramsey Tack On $10 Wheelage Tax On Drivers

Vehicle owners in Minnesota’s two largest counties will soon pay more to register their cars and trucks. On Tuesday, commissioners in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties approved an inaugural $10 wheelage tax per vehicle.

07/16/2013

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The State Of Minnesota Bridges, 5 Years After Collapse

After the 35W Bridge collapsed, MnDOT increased bridge inspectors by 50 percent, introduced new inspection technology, required an independent review of new, complicated bridges and limited the weight on a bridge during construction. In 2008, the state legislature decided to spend $2.5 billion over 10 years on state bridges. Big projects include the Lafayette Bridge (Highway 52) in St. Paul, the Hastings Bridge and Highway 43 in Winona.

05/24/2013

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Minn. Headed For Stand-Pat Year On Transportation

The head of a transportation finance committee in the Minnesota Legislature doesn’t expect to see a major infusion of money for roads, bridges and mass transit to come together this year.

04/10/2013

Stillwater Lift Bridge

Stillwater Lift Bridge To Reopen Friday Night

The Stillwater Lift Bridge will reopen to traffic by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec 7, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

12/07/2012

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Minneapolis Bridges Reopen To Business Owners’ Delight

It’s now easier to get around in a couple of Minneapolis neighborhoods. The new Lyndale Avenue bridge is open to traffic.

10/15/2012

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Plymouth Avenue Bridge Set To Reopen In October

After being closed for a year-and-a-half, the Plymouth Avenue Bridge will undergo repairs starting in July, with an expected reopening in mid-October.

WCCO-TV–04/17/2012

The Mississippi River floods in Hastings, Minn. in 2010. (credit: Kurt Czech)

Advocacy Group Says 154 Bridges Deficient

Dozens of bridges in the Twin Cities area need significant repairs, a transportation advocacy group said Wednesday.

10/19/2011

Aerial View Of Interstate 35W Bridge Collapse

Minnesota Makes Progress On Deficient Bridges

A Minnesota transportation official says half of the bridges rated deficient following the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge will be repaired or replaced by the end of this construction season.

08/02/2011

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Good Question: Are Minn. Bridges Safer Post-Collapse?

It didn’t take long after the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River for the tragedy and the heroism to transform into calls for action.

08/01/2011

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Best Walking Tours In The Twin Cities

History, architecture and nature help create our beautiful city and one way to experience it all is via one of the many walking tours offered. Here are some of the best.

CBS Minnesota–11/07/2010

More St. Paul Streets Close

Roads and bridges are closing in the Twin Cities preparation for flooding.

09/28/2010

Report: 12% of MN Bridges Substandard

Nearly three years after the Minneapolis bridge collapse, a new report finds 12 percent of the state’s bridges are “structurally deficient” or substandard.

07/22/2010

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