Union railroad workers called for Minnesota legislators to pass laws requiring at least two-person crews on every train operating in the state. The Smart Transportation Union said that would increase safety at rail crossings and railroad yards.
The Chisago County Sheriff’s Department says there are crews searching the St. Croix River in Taylor Falls on a report of a person in the water. The report of a person in the water went out at 4:45 p.m., according to the sheriff’s department.
Overnight, firefighters from several communities helped put out a fire in Deephaven. A fire alarm alerted them to the burning home on Lakeview Drive.
The half-sunken houseboat on the St. Croix may be there for a while. After renting a crane from the Stillwater bridge construction site on Wednesday evening, crews started trying to hoist the cruise ship. But apparently a leak prohibited them from lifting 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.
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.
A log jam at Raspberry Island near downtown St. Paul is finally being cleared. There had been a dispute between the city of St. Paul and the St. Paul Yacht Club as to who was responsible for cleaning up the debris. With the weight of the log jam pushing against the bridge, concerns arose over the bridge’s integrity. That’s when the city decided to step in and foot the bill, which is an estimated $25,000.
Firefighters were called out overnight to put out a house fire in Brooklyn Park.
Minneapolis officials say crews are currently working to fix on-street parking pay stations that have gone out of service in an area including most of downtown.
After nearly a year of repairs, the Sabo Bridge is ready to reopen to traffic.
Xcel Energy Inc. is sending crews from Minnesota and other parts of its service area to the East Coast to help restore power in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
Fire officials are still on the scene of a house fire in Forest Lake.
Fire crews in Mounds View had their work cut out for them after two fires broke out early Sunday morning.
Crews continue working to fully extinguish the Verso Paper Mill fire in Sartell but say at this point, the fire is 98-99 percent contained.
Crews have recovered the bodies of two men who went missing after crashing through the ice while snowmobiling on Lake Charlotte Saturday night.
A Wisconsin electric generator manufacturer has employees working the weekend to ensure a steady flow of products to the East Coast where Hurricane Irene is bearing down.
On a beautiful sun-splashed stretch of the St. Croix River, the search is on for an ugly and dangerous invader. Somewhat like looking for a needle in a haystack, finding evidence of Asian carp isn’t easy.
The left two lanes of westbound Interstate 94 at Lowry Avenue and the left lanes of eastbound I-94 at 49th Avenue in Minneapolis are closed due to pavement buckling.
When Marcella Sommers decided she needed to re-side her New Ulm home, she made a call to a Twin Cities area contractor — Schmidt roofing company.
Minnesota motorists are being urged to keep an eye out for MnDOT crews doing nighttime maintenance this spring and summer.