Winter doesn’t stop WCCO’s road trip around Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We’re Goin’ to the Lake even when there’s no snow and the lake is actually a river! Mark Rosen and Amelia Santaniello start our winter tour in St. Peter in the Minnesota River valley of southern Minnesota.
A 25-year-old Minnesota woman died Saturday night after losing control of her car on an icy road and colliding with an SUV and a pickup truck.
An unusual crash backed up traffic in the southwest metro Thursday morning. A driver lost control on Highway 169 near Bren Road and landed right on top of the concrete divider.
Two people were killed and one other suffered non-life threatening injuries Thursday in a broadside crash in St. Peter, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called to a report of a two-vehicle crash at about 4:23 p.m. on Highway 169 at Washington Ave. in St. Peter.
Authorities say the northbound lanes of Highway 169 had to be closed for several hours Monday morning after a semi-tuck rolled over in Shakopee. The highway reopened for traffic at about 12 p.m.
A 55-year-old Crosby man is dead after rollover crash in Aitkin, Minnesota Thursday morning, according to the state patrol. The accident happened at about 11:20 a.m. on Highway 169. Thomas Considine, who was driving a Chevy Silverado, was killed in the crash.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 57-year-old woman died after she was hit by two vehicles in Mille Lacs County. Authorities say Linda Pettner was on foot and in the northbound traffic lane of Highway 169 south of Garrison when she was hit on Friday night.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in St. Peter, Minn., about a mile away from Gustavus Adolphus College. The fatal crash happened at noon at County Road 20 and Highway 22, on the Highway 169 detour.
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.
Authorities said major flooding hit the Mankato area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, closing roads in the area and causing a mudslide. Deputy Eric Weller with Blue Earth County Emergency Management said between four and seven inches of rain fell in Mankato and the northern part of the county overnight.
A 44-year-old man was rescued from a burning car by two passers-by after a rollover crash in northern Minnesota on Thursday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 8:28 a.m. on eastbound Highway 169 in St. Louis County.
The highway was dry between St. Peter and Mankato when a car crossed the center median and hit an oncoming truck, killing three and injuring three others. Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says a Dodge Caliber crossed the centerline Sunday and collided with a Ford F-150 pickup on Highway 169.
The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were killed in a head-on crash on Highway 169 Sunday afternoon in Mankato. The accident involved a Dodge Caliber and a Ford pickup truck. The State Patrol says more information will be released later on Sunday.
Drivers all around the metro area may encounter some delays and detours this weekend, and for St. Paul drivers, for the next couple of months. Beginning 10 p.m. Friday, both directions of I-35E will shut down between I-94 in St. Paul and Little Canada, Minn.
A Champlin man is being treated for burns after his car ran off the road and then burst into flames Thursday morning. The accident happened in Maple Grove on Highway 169 just north of 494 shortly after 5 a.m. Officers had minutes to get 58-year-old Douglas Aure out of his car before it was fully engulfed in flames.
Authorities are on the scene of a car fire on Highway 169 in Brooklyn Park that sent one person to the hospital. Hennepin County Dispatch officials said emergency crews responded to the scene at about 5:20 a.m. on Highway 169 near Interstate 94.
Authorities said a 48-year-old Shakopee man died Friday when his car lost control on an icy highway and plunged over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
One person was killed after losing control and plunging off the Bloomington Ferry Bridge Friday morning. According to the State Patrol, the Buick LeSabre lost control on an icy patch of road while traveling southbound on Highway 169.
One person was found dead Friday morning after a car went off the road on Highway 169 and plunged over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A 30-year-old man from Richfield died Saturday morning when the car he was driving hit a semi-truck head-on just south and west of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
For some Minnesota motorists, helicopters could get in the way of the commute this week. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is warning of possible delays along Highway 169 near Belle Plaine because of a power transmission line project.
A driver is dead after being ejected from a car in a Mille Lacs County rollover Tuesday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Authorities in Crow Wing County say they do not plan to file charges against the officer involved in a high-speed chase that ended with the suspect being shot. The July 4 incident started after officers responded to a domestic assault call.
The Belle Plaine police officer accused of driving under the influence in November 2012 while off-duty pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one gross misdemeanor count of DWI. Bryan Pasek’s second DWI charge and his speeding ticket for driving 96 mph in a 55 zone on Highway 169 at Park Boulevard were dismissed. Pasek had registered a 0.17 BAC at the time.
She’s still three years away from getting her driver’s license, but Katie Milton already has a good idea of just how slow she can go. And it got her wondering why so much of the road is affected, when just a small portion is being worked on.