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Good Question: Where Does Money From Government Fines Go?Takata Corporation copped to mishandling a defect</a> that killed at least eight people and left others -- including a Minnesota woman -- blind. The government hands out billions in fines every year, but where does that money go?
Wisconsin License Plate Art From Minnesota PhotographerWisconsin's new endangered species license plate features art from a Minnesota photographer. State natural resources and transportation officials unveiled the license plate Wednesday which shows a photo of a bald eagle swooping down on the Mississippi River.
70 Mph Speed Limit Signs Going Up In WisconsinNew 70 mph speed limit signs are being posted this week on interstates and highways in Wisconsin this week.
Gov. Scott Walker Signs 70 MPH Speed Limit BillGov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that allows state transportation officials to raise the speed limit to 70 mph on some Wisconsin roads
Up With Umlauts: Lindstrom, Minnesota, To Get Its Dots BackMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is playing punctuation police when it comes to the state's road signs — umlauts included.
Section Of 5th Street Closes As Mpls. Reconfigures DowntownOfficials in Minneapolis say a section of 5th Street by the new Vikings stadium construction site is slated to close Monday as part of a construction project to reconfigure how people get around downtown.
Fuel-Hauling Trains Could Derail At 10 A YearThe federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.
Dayton Asks For $10M To Replace Aging AircraftGov. Mark Dayton said he wants to replace two aging aircraft that serve as Minnesota's official state planes. The Democratic governor is asking the legislature for $10 million dollars to replace them, because he says the current planes are becoming dangerous.
Guy On A Bike: MnDOT State Bicycle PlanOnce again, the state of Minnesota is seeking your input as it continues to develop its Statewide Bicycle Plan. According to a Department of Transportation press release, "the plan will identify a statewide system of bicycle routes, improve existing facilities and refine MnDOT's bicycle planning process."
Big Gap In Road-Fixing Plans Means Bigger Fight At CapitolA wide gulf between how Republicans, Democrats and business groups want to tackle the state's multibillion-dollar backlog of road and bridge repairs all but guarantees that what's been billed as the biggest fight of the 2015 legislative session will live up to the hype. House Republicans unveiled a proposal Thursday that would tap a projected budget surplus and shave spending at the Department of Transportation to fund $750 million in repairs over the next four years.
As Snow Falls, Cars Spin Out And CrashAs the snow fell Friday evening, cars slipped and skidded.
Wisconsin Would Join Electric Car Tax TrendWisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on electric and hybrid vehicles if the proposed $50 annual charge put forward by the Department of Transportation becomes law.
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