The Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock will run its final cycle Tuesday night, costing Minneapolis its place as the head of navigation on the Mississippi River. Congress last year ordered the lock closed to try to stop the northward spread of invasive Asian carp up the Mississippi.
Motorists are going to have to schedule in a few extra minutes if they’re commuting between St. Paul and Minneapolis over the weekend.
A pizza joint in Dinkytown that opened in 1959 has closed its doors. Campus Pizza closed on Friday. The owners haven’t said why.
Seven miles of Highway 74 near Beaver in Winona County have been temporarily closed Wednesday, March 18, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Officials at Washburn High School in Minneapolis say classes will go on as usual Thursday after a threat was made and police determined it was not credible.
Classes will resume Thursday at Southwest High School after the Minneapolis high school closed Wednesday due to a “credible threat.”
A water main break in Forest Lake has shut down Southwest Junior High Wednesday. There will be no school for students Wednesday as city officials say the school will be without water for nearly the entire day.
Several crashes on the Minnesota River bridge shut down parts of eastbound 494 Friday morning. Parts of 494 were beginning to be shut down at 1:30 a.m. Friday. Reports say one of the crashes included a shuttle bus and another involved a State Trooper.
Solera Restaurant and Event Center in Minneapolis has closed its doors. The restaurant announced it was closed Saturday afternoon.
Spirit Mountain announced they will be closed Sunday due to the extreme temperatures expected. According to Spirit Mountain officials, the Duluth ski destination will be closed on Jan. 4 due to “incoming extremely low temperatures and intense chill factors.”
Regulators have closed a small lender, the 18th bank failure in the U.S. this year after 24 closures in 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over Northern Star Bank, based in Mankato, Minnesota.
A Mendota Heights school will close two days before its winter break due to an outbreak of the flu. Convent of the Visitation School said its Lower School has closed for Thursday and Friday due to an outbreak of “influenza-like illnesses.”
Transportation officials say Highway 100 will be closed in the southwest metro this weekend as crews demolish a railway bridge over the roadway.
Beaches at Baker Park Reserve are closed Thursday due to high E. coli counts. Signs posted at beaches, such as Lake Independence, alerted visitors that beaches were closed until further notice.
A popular Lake Calhoun beach is closed due to high levels of E. coli. Thomas Beach closed Thursday when regular testing found high levels of the bacteria. Thomas Beach was the site of the Minneapolis Aquatennial beach bash last Sunday.
Call it the mother of all fixer-uppers. If you’ve been watching the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol recently, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. The $272 million dollar renovation enters a major new phase this week, with most of the Capitol shut off from the public for the first time in its 109-year history.
Numerous highways and bridges are closed across the state as cities continue to deal with flooding and damage from torrential rains. In the metro area, the Stillwater Lift Bridge remains closed to pedestrian, vehicle and water traffic as waters on the St. Croix rise.
The right lane of northbound Interstate 35 between Cliff Road and Black Dog Road in Burnsville, Minn. will close at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. With all the rain we’ve had lately the Minnesota River is rising, and workers with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will put up barriers along the east side of the I-35W, near Black Dog Road, to keep the water out.
A busy stretch of interstate in the east metro is closed this weekend as crews take down a couple of bridges. I-35E between I-94 in downtown St. Paul, Minn. and Highway 36 in Little Canada, Minn. closed Friday evening and will reopen Monday. Crews are tearing down the Larpenteur Avenue and Gateway State Trail bridges.
An overturned tanker spilled approximately 100 gallons of milk on Interstate 94 E in Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon, according to the State Patrol. Authorities say a tanker rolled over at the bottom of the exit ramp to southbound I-35W at about 2:40 p.m.
Three waterways were closed to recreational boaters Friday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul district due to increasing high water flows in the Mississippi River. The locks closed included Upper St. Anthony Falls, Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock and Dam 1, located next to Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis.
It’s been an amazing winter for the Apostle Island Ice Caves, but there’s a good reason why they’re closed now. A time lapse of the caves last year shows how nice the ice looks one day but just 24 hours later, most of the ice is gone.
The owner of a Wendy’s restaurant in Duluth, Minn. is paying 30 employees for months of work, even though the restaurant is closed. The restaurant closed after it caught fire in January, but the owner is still cutting checks.
Just a few hours of light snow Friday was enough to set off a chain reaction pile-up on Interstate 35 south of the Twin Cities. The accident occurred on the northbound lanes of I-35 at County Road 50 near Lakeville, Minn.
Interstate 35 has reopened after being closed after several semis jackknifed and multiple vehicles crashed Thursday afternoon. According to MnDOT, the crashes occurred on I-35 south of Highway 30 near Ellendale, Minn. Travel conditions are still poor in the area due to icy roads, reduced visibility and drifting.