Highway 55

Man Gets 8 Years For Drunk Driving Crash That Killed Mpls. CoupleA Golden Valley man will serve the maximum time in prison for causing a drunk driving crash that killed a young Minneapolis couple.
Upcoming Construction Project To Close Parts Of Hwy. 169 For 1 YearAfter 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.
Police: Driver Fled Traffic Stop Before Crashing Into PoleA 19-year-old Minneapolis woman was seriously hurt late Monday morning after driving into a pole in Golden Valley, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 11:17 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 55 and Winnetka Avenue.
After Crash That Killed Husband, Hastings Woman Wants AnswersA Hastings woman is making a public appeal, trying to get information about a driver she believes caused the crash that killed her husband.
4 Vehicle Crash Leaves 1 Dead In MedinaOne person was killed Monday evening in a crash involving four vehicles in Medina. Police say the crash occurred at around 7:30 p.m. on Highway 55 near Mohawk Drive.
Bill Would Aid Injured Good SamaritansA WCCO story has prompted a state representative to propose a change in the law to help Good Samaritans. Last summer we reported on a nurse practitioner who stopped to help after witnessing a car crash. She felt penalized when she was stuck with a hefty bill after needing medical attention herself.
Man Injured In Officer-Involved Shooting In MedinaOne man was shot and a police officer was injured at a Medina Motel Thursday afternoon. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened at about 12:30 p.m. at the Ling-Inn Motel on the 2300 block of Highway 55. Medina Police received a call about a suicidal man at the motel. When they arrived, they encountered a man who had a knife.
1 Dead, 3 Injured In Wright County CrashThe State Patrol says it's investigating a crash in Wright County that left a 52-year-old Annandale woman dead. The crash happened just after 7 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Highway 55 and Oliver Avenue, just west of Annandale. A Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Susan J. Williams, was going north on County Road 3, which becomes Oliver Avenue.
Maple Lake Couple Recovers After Hitting 900-Lb MooseA Maple Lake, Minnesota couple is recovering after colliding with a moose earlier this week. Monday evening, Donald and Terry O’Connor were coming back from Buffalo along Highway 55. As they passed by the beach access to Maple Lake they crashed head on with a 900 pound bull moose.
Should The Good Samaritan Law Be Changed?A state representative will look into changing Minnesota's good Samaritan law. The action comes on the heels of a WCCO story about Lauren Radziejewski. She is a nurse who felt like she paid a penalty for stopping to help after witnessing a car accident earlier this year.
Good Samaritan Feels Punished For Doing A Good DeedA Good Samaritan witnessed a car accident and stopped to render aid. The accident happened along Highway 55 in Eagan, Minn. in late April. The woman who helped got a surprise a few weeks ago, a hefty bill, and she’s now appealing to the state. "I sort of immediately sprang into action mode," Lauren Radziejewski said. Radziejewski said she didn't think twice about getting out of her car to help after seeing the accident.
Head-On Crash On Highway 55 In Eagan Kills 1, Injures AnotherHighway 55 in Eagan, Minn. had to be closed for several hours Friday morning after a head-on collision killed one person and injured another, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Deputies responded to the crash just before 6 a.m. in the area of Highway 55 and Northland Drive in Eagan. Authorities said the westbound side of Highway 55 was closed at Lexington Avenue while officers investigated and assisted at the scene.