While the shutdown lingers across the nation, local veterans affairs offices are off-limits to the public. “Veterans obviously are wondering, ‘Where do I go?’ It’s continuous,” Tom Hanson said.
For 100 years, gardeners have gone there for everything from seed to soil. But the venerable business will now close its doors.
The shutdown is having a real impact here in Minnesota, especially if you’ve tried to get a Social Security card.
Because summer won’t let up, 31 Minneapolis wading pools won’t close until Sunday, Sept. 8. About 30 wading pools located on or adjacent to Minneapolis Public School property closed on Aug. 26, on the first day of school. Beaches remain open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Swim docks at Nokomis, Calhoun and Harriet lakes have been removed.
Classes are canceled for the rest of the week at 27 schools in Minneapolis. High humidity and sweltering temps, combined with some buildings lacking air conditioning has canceled class on Thursday and Friday at more than two dozen schools, which will then resume class on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Students will not need to make up the canceled days.
The Highway 13 bridge over I-35W in Burnsville was supposed to be closed this weekend but it’ll now stay closed until crews can ensure its safe. That’ll put a kink in south metro traffic to begin the work week. The bridge was just having scheduled painting done, but crews noticed some damage and MnDOT decided to repair it.
MnDOT’s urging drivers to plan ahead this weekend due to several road construction projects around the metro. Highway projects include work on Highway 10 between West Main Street/Greenhaven Road and Seventh Avenue.
It appears we are right smack dab in the middle of our least favorite season in Minnesota — construction. As such, a number of road construction projects will tangle up traffic through the weekend.
There’s a tiny little park in St. Paul that the neighbors seem to like. The problem is the city just found out about it. Now the so-called Peoples’ Art Park on Wells Street will be demolished as the city said some of the walls and sculptures are dangerous.
The State Patrol is investigating a serious crash at 35W and County Road 10 Thursday afternoon.
The ramp to northbound 35W and County Road 10 was closed in Mounds View, creating a backup of more than five miles after a rollover accident ejected a 17-year-old from St. Paul. The condition of the teenager isn’t known.
In the past 2 1/2 weeks, three skyway businesses have closed and a fourth is scheduled to announce it will be closing Friday. Business owners said they had no choice but to close after losing business to the food trucks that line Marquette Avenue one story below.
An Elk River sinkhole has the left lane of westbound Highway 10, just east of Main Street, closed, MnDOT said. Crews are working and the lane is expected to re-open by 4 p.m. Friday as the pavement needs more time to set because of the hot weather.
An increase in bear activity has caused officials to close part of a national park in northwestern Wisconsin for up to two weeks. Sand Island, one of the Apostle Islands, was closed to overnight camping on Monday because of bears entering campsites on the hunt for human food.
The south portion of Merrick State Park, located north of Winona on the Mississippi River, has been closed as a safety precaution due to the river’s rising water. The DNR said the north campground at Merrick will stay open and isn’t affected.
Expect delays in both directions as I-35E in Burnsville will be reduced to a single lane as crews repair concrete pavement, MnDOT said. The work is between the I-35/35W/35E split and Cedar Avenue. One-lane traffic begins at midnight on Friday, June 14, and won’t open back up until mid-July.