Summer may be coming to a close but construction season is still in full swing. After months of detours and closures, drivers in the western suburbs will have one more to deal with.
From a lengthy closure of Highway 169 in Edina to a former Subway spokesman expected to plead guilty to child porn charges, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, Aug. 19.
After a summer of frustrating road closures, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced part of Highway 169 will be closed for up to a year! A stretch of Hwy. 169 in Hopkins, Minnetonka and part of Edina will close in fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017. Lanes in both directions will be closed for the whole year.
Some of the top high school softball players in Minnesota are packing up to head to nationals in Tennessee. However, the Minnesota Vortex will be one player short.
A Waconia high school athlete was killed Friday evening in a car crash near Mankato, according to her softball team. Alexia Kretsch, 16, was driving northbound on Highway 169 when a car traveling eastbound on County Road 33 crossed in front of her, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The accident happened around 1:14 p.m. Friday when the truck hit the guardrail and spilled asphalt on the highway as it rolled over.
A vehicle went off the road at the intersection of Interstate 94 with Highway 169 near Maple Grove Friday afternoon. Minnesota Department of Transportation cameras showed the vehicle in a holding pond, with the driver and another occupant standing on the roof.
Construction on the Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge in St. Louis Park is closing northbound Highway 100 between Golden Valley and Edina this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says northbound Hwy 100 will be closed from 9 p.m. on June 5 until 5 a.m. on June 8.
Edina police have located the missing Maryland woman. Aissatou Bah, 33, was last seen at about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday near Highway 169 and Lincoln Drive.
A Twin Cities man was seriously injured in a rollover crash in Maple Grove Sunday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday to the area of eastbound Interstate 694 on the ramp to southbound Highway 169 on a report of a rollover crash.
Eden Prairie Police officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop Friday morning that ended with firearms drawn. The incident began when police received a 911 call from a man who said a passenger in another vehicle had pointed a gun at him on the highway near Shakopee.
A busy stretch of road in northern Minnesota is back open after an ice heave shut it down Wednesday night. Highway 169 near Garrison is known for many things, including their close proximity to Lake Mille Lacs.
A South Dakota man is dead after a rollover crash early Saturday morning in Scott County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened just before 4 a.m. on Highway 169, south of Marystown.
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.