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Highway 41 Bridge In Chaska Reopened

The flooding has slowed across the state and roads are beginning to reopen. The Highway 41 Bridge over the Minnesota River in Chaska, Minn. reopened Saturday. The state Department of Transportation reopened the bridge, one of the south metro’s busiest river crossings, as floodwaters receded.

07/05/2014

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Patrol: No One Injured In Fiery Crash On I-35

Two semis and a car were involved in a fiery crash Thursday afternoon on Interstate 35 south of the metro, officials say, and no one was injured.

07/03/2014

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Video: Mudslide Nearly Catches Driver Near Belle Plaine

A motorist nearly fell into a gaping hole on a southern Minnesota road after the ground beneath it gave way. The incident was caught on dash camera, and uploaded Friday to YouTube by the Department of Transportation.

06/20/2014

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GM Releases Video To Demonstrate Safety of Recalled Cars

One day after the Department of Transportation refused to order GM to pull recalled vehicles off the road, the auto company has released a video showing tests they’ve done on the recalled vehicles.

05/09/2014

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Officials: Road Buckles On I-35E In St. Paul, Causing Delays

State transportation officials are encouraging drivers to avoid using northbound Interstate 35E in St. Paul Tuesday evening as the pavement has buckled, creating a hazard on the roadway.

02/18/2014

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Stillwater Life Bridge Now Open To Car, Boat Traffic

The Stillwater Lift Bridge has opened to both car and boat traffic sooner than expected, the Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The bridge resumed its normal lift schedule at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

06/19/2013

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Stillwater Lift Bridge To Close Wednesday For Repairs

Drivers beware: the Stillwater Lift Bridge is slated to close for a few hours at noon Wednesday.

06/18/2013

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Long, Slow Summer Commutes Setting In For I-694 Drivers

Several times a day, cab driver Bashir Abdi takes a fare over Interstate 694 between New Brighton and Brooklyn Center. But his days are about to get much longer, and his patience much shorter.

06/17/2013

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Traffic Restrictions Slated For Monday Night On I-694 In Brooklyn Center

Traffic restrictions are slated to begin Monday night on westbound Interstate-694 between East River Road and Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center, the Department of Transportation says. The restrictions were supposed to set in Sunday night, but equipment problems prompted a delay.

06/17/2013

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WisDOT: May Traffic Deaths Lowest In 68 Years

The fewest people died in Wisconsin traffic deaths in the month of May since the end of World War II, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Thirty-three people died in Wisconsin crashes, 17 fewer than May 2012 and 19 under the five-year average for the month of May.

06/06/2013

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3 Roadways Re-Open In Western MN; But Travel Still Not Advised

Authorities said three roadways re-opened at 5 p.m. Monday after being closed due to a late winter storm.

03/18/2013

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Good Question: How Does MnDOT Decide What Toll To Charge?

The signs are often changing: Is it worth 75 cents to jump in the carpool lane? Would you pay $3? $4?

02/21/2013

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Drivers, Street Crews Dealing With Weekend Wintry Mix

The Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says the rain that fell early Saturday might have washed away the chemicals used to pre-treat Minnesota roads against ice.

12/15/2012

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Dayton, New MnDOT Head Differ On Gas Tax Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he opposes increasing the state’s gas tax “at this time,” putting him at odds with the man he appointed to lead Minnesota’s Department of Transportation.

12/12/2012

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MnDOT Warns Of Difficult Driving Conditions

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports difficult driving conditions across much of the southern two-thirds of the state, with no travel advised in the Willmar area of west-central Minnesota.

12/09/2012

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