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Police: Drunk Driver Flees, Car Sets On Fire

A man is custody after allegedly driving drunk and fleeing police officers in Cottage Grove, Minn. Saturday. According to Cottage Grove police, officers responded to a call around 1 p.m. of an elderly male driving over a curb and hitting a rock in the 7100 block of 80th Street. The caller told police that they believed the driver was intoxicated, and that the car was now heading northbound on Highway 61.

06/21/2014

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1 Killed In Head-On Crash In Goodhue County

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened Monday morning in Goodhue County. Few details were immediately available, but the State Patrol said the crash happened at about 7:30 a.m.

05/12/2014

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2 Arrested After Chase, Suspected Burglaries

A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday, after leading police on a chase from St. Paul to Cottage Grove, Minn. Officials say the man had multiple felony warrants out for his arrest.

04/07/2014

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Driver Ejected In Fatal White Bear Lake Rollover

A driver was killed after being ejected from a truck in a rollover crash early Friday morning. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened along Highway 61 in Ramsey County, just south of Buffalo Street.

01/24/2014

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New Hastings Bridge To Be Dedicated

After construction that took more than three years, local, state and federal officials are getting ready to dedicate the brand new, $130 million Hastings Bridge over the Mississippi River.

11/22/2013

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Rain Causes Mudslides, Road Closures In Winona Co.

Thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain in and around the bluff town of Winona early Saturday morning. WCCO Weather Watcher Dan Amundson reported eight inches of rain in the area. Flash flooding washed away part of a road on Bob Dunn’s property, and the force took out a walking bridge. “You can actually see the mud build up. You can drive across there before. I used to have a decent road,” Dunn said. “That used to be a bridge, used to have a bridge going right across here.”

10/05/2013

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In Minn., A Serious Push To Tackle Problem Bridges

Two bridges that, for now, span the Mississippi River side by side are more than just old and new crossings of the heavily traveled Highway 61 in Hastings. They are symbols of an aggressive push in Minnesota to deal with deteriorating bridges after an eye-opening tragedy.

09/15/2013

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Semi Rollover Causes Mess In Newport

A tipped over semi-truck caused quite a mess on Interstate 494 near Highway 61 in Newport, Minn. Sunday afternoon.

08/11/2013

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Authorities ID Victim In Red Wing Moped Accident

Authorities said a 49-year-old Red Wing man on a moped was killed Wednesday morning in a crash with a car on Highway 61. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the victim as Michael Szymanski.

07/25/2013

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1 Dead After Scooter, Car Collide In Red Wing

One person is dead after colliding with a vehicle on Highway 61 in Red Wing, according to authorities. The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 61 and Hill Street.

07/24/2013

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Diesel Fuel Spill Reaches Lake Superior

Regulators are monitoring a small diesel fuel spill that reached Lake Superior. A semi overturned on Highway 61 near Little Marais Tuesday afternoon, spilling about 75 to 80 gallons of diesel out of its fuel tank.

07/10/2013

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Demolition Crews Get To Work On Old Hastings Bridge

Demolition began on the Hastings Bridge this Wednesday, as motorists in the Twin Cities bid farewell to “Old Blue.” Crews started tearing down the landmark bridge at 7 a.m. The demolition crews will begin by removing the decking on the downtown side.

06/05/2013

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New Hastings Bridge Opening To Traffic

This morning drivers who use Highway 61 to get to and from Wisconsin are going to notice a big change. The new Hastings Bridge is opening. The bridge over the Mississippi has been under construction for three years.

06/04/2013

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Driver Killed In Single Vehicle Crash In East Metro

A 35-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Sunday night on Highway 61 in the east Twin Cities metro, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

02/25/2013

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Boy, 15, Critical After Chisago County Crash

A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition and four others suffered minor injuries after a multi-vehicle crash in Chisago County on Thursday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

01/04/2013

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