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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed three locks on the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities to recreational boats due to high water flows Thursday.
Downed power lines have closed Highway 3 at the Rice and Dakota County line, said the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol are closing highways in western Minnesota due to hazardous road conditions.
We want to wish you a Happy New Year. Despite it being the first day of 2013 there won’t a whole lot open today as it is considered a holiday.
A multi-vehicle accident has shut down westbound 694 at Rice Street, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Drivers are having to find another way to cross the St. Croix River. Major repairs are being made to the Stillwater Lift Bridge and it will be closed for several months.
A Twin Cities lake is closed Wednesday while officials investigate a boy’s death. The Health Department says he likely died from a rare brain infection called amoebic meningitis.