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.
A Grand Rapids police officer is on administrative leave after shooting at a suspect vehicle during a high-speed chase, according to authorities. The incident started around 5:35 p.m. on July 4, while officers were responding to a domestic assault.
A number of roads will be closing later this week as construction crews begin working on resurfacing projects around the Twin Cities. MnDOT says that the first of eight week’s worth of delays and detours will affect motorists using Highway 169.
Authorities said a 63-year-old Elk River woman was killed in a crash involving a motorcycle Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn Park. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim Monday as Louise J. Moyer.
One person is dead Saturday afternoon in a crash involving a motorcycle and a truck on Highway 169 near 63rd Avenue in the northwest metro. The Minnesota State Patrol says at 12:55 p.m., 30-year-old Jeffrey Cornelius of Blaine was driving a Ford Super Duty truck and stopped in traffic on the highway, causing 72-year-old LeRoy Moyer of Elk River to swerve to prevent his Harley Davidson motorcycle from colliding with the truck.
When the weather warms up, you know two things are on the horizon: Mosquitos and construction. Both are on target to begin soon.
One man is in custody after an armed robbery Friday night at a Wendy’s restaurant just off Highway 169 in Champlin.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a driver was struck and killed after leaving their vehicle on Highway 169 in Bloomington Wednesday morning.
It’s not spring yet but some people south of the metro are already dealing with an unwelcome sign of spring: Flooding.
Snow and rain will continue to fall throughout Minnesota well into Sunday with the possibility of a big snow storm beginning Sunday night in the extreme southwestern part of the state.
Steady rain on Saturday has forced MnDOT to close a 10-mile stretch Highway 169 south from St. Peter to Mankato until Sunday.
Authorities say a 63-year-old North Mankato man was killed in a crash Monday when his car was hit by a semi in Nicollet County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A major highway has been closed after a serious accident caused a significant backup in Eden Prairie, Minn.
The Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office says an explosive device was found during a traffic stop Tuesday morning.
Motorists will encounter plenty of headaches this weekend as we’re in the heart of summer road construction season. There are several highway closures this weekend, and the two biggest will be in the west metro.
Motorists in the Twin Cities will need to find their way around a few closures in the coming days.
Two Minnesota state troopers who were the first to arrive at the scene of some pretty bad accidents were honored today.
Beware Bloomington and Edina drivers: delays are expected on Highway 169 as a traffic signal just north of Interstate 494 goes back into service.
There could be some headaches for motorists heading home from work Tuesday night in the south metro. The southbound lanes of Highway 169 between Valley View Road and Interstate 494 will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday for a continuing construction project.
A major highway in the southwest metro is closed this weekend but is expected to reopen on Monday.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be closing Highway 169 for construction this weekend.
A full closure of Highway 169 is scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 17-20, MNDoT said.
Eastbound lanes of Interstate 694 in the west metro were shut down because of a crash early Thursday morning.
A busy section of freeway in the metro area will shut down for the weekend beginning at 10:00 p.m. Friday. Interstate 494 from Highway 212 to Highway 100 will be off limits in both directions to drivers. It will re-open at 5 a.m. Monday.