The relocation of U.S. Highway 53 to make way for a mine expansion on the Iron Range should follow a route that would require building one of the highest bridges in the state over an abandoned mine pit outside of the city of Virginia, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said Tuesday. The route known as E-2 is the northernmost route that was under consideration. The project is expected to cost about $220 million.
A 74-year-old man died in northern Minnesota Friday after being ejected from a pickup truck following a rear-end crash. The State Patrol says the crash happened on northbound Highway 53, just north of Anton Road, when Dodge Dakota pickup hit the rear end of a semi.
Two people have died in a crash on a bypass in Eau Claire, Wis.