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Stalled Semi Closes Stretch Of I-494 Between Plymouth, Maple Grove

A stalled semi-truck on Interstate 494 caused a traffic nightmare for dozens of commuters in the west metro Friday evening. The snarl happened at about 6:45 p.m. on southbound I-494 at Highway 55 in Plymouth, and stretched all the way up through Maple Grove to the I-94/I-494 split.

08/21/2015

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Upcoming Construction Project To Close Parts Of Hwy. 169 For 1 Year

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.

08/19/2015

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Sheraton Bloomington Hotel Completes $15M Renovations

There’s hardly a better time for travelers to head to the Twin Cities. Not just because August is the one of our best months weather-wise, but because yet another metro area hotel is finishing up a major renovation.

08/13/2015

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Minnesota River Bridge Facelift Means Headache For Drivers

Drivers in the south metro are spending twice as long in traffic because of bridge work near Mall of America. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Highway 77 bridge over the Minnesota River is getting a facelift.

06/22/2015

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Speed Limit Gets A Bump Between Woodbury & Wis. Border

The stretch of Interstate 94 between the Interstate 494-Interstate 694 slip will be boosted to 70 miles per hour this week. The nine-mile stretch had been maxed out at 65 mph, but following the results of a speed study, the Minnesota Department of Transportation elected to bump the speed limit up.

06/15/2015

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Parts Of Interstates 94 And 494 Closed This Weekend

Parts of two major freeways are closed this weekend, complicating travel for motorists in the Twin Cities. Interstate 94 in St. Paul is closed in both directions between Highway 280 and Interstate 35E so that Xcel Energy crews can relocate power lines in the area. The posted detour routes motorists onto Highway 36.

04/11/2015

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I-94 Closing In St. Paul This Weekend

Motorists in the Twin Cities are losing a number of main thoroughfares in the metro area this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Interstate 94 will be closed in both directions between Highway 280 and Interstate 35E.

04/10/2015

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Man Charged In Police Chase That Shut Down I-494

A Dresser, Minnesota, man has been charged after leading police on a chase that closed down I-494 for more than an hour Thursday evening.

04/03/2015

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2 Arrested After Chase That Shut Down I-494

Two men are under arrest after leading police on a chase that closed down I-494 for more than an hour.

04/02/2015

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Tow Truck Driver Recounts Frightening S. St. Paul Crash

A crash in South St. Paul Tuesday morning shows just how dangerous it can be for emergency workers responding to accidents. A car hit a squad car, pinning the state trooper inside and throwing a tow truck driver onto a busy road.

03/03/2015

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150 Crashes In The Metro, State Patrol Squad Hit

As snow fell on the Twin Cities metro Tuesday morning, more than 100 crashes were reported, including one where a State Patrol squad was hit with the trooper pinned inside.

03/03/2015

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Dayton Proposes Fix For 494-35W Bottleneck

It’s been called the 19th worst bottleneck in the country by the Federal Highway Administration. Gov. Mark Dayton’s office said now is the time to fix it. The interchange between Interstate 35W and Interstate 494 in Bloomington experiences from 3 to 5 hours of congestion every weekday.

02/24/2015

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Accident Causes Minor Delays Light Rail’s Blue Line

An accident on the Light Rail Blue Line may cause some minor delays for passengers Wednesday morning. According to Metro Transit officials, the accident occured at Interstate 494 and 34th Avenue.

01/14/2015

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Nearly 1,500 Crashes & Spin-Outs During Snow Storm; 4 Squad Cars Hit

Several crashes on the Minnesota River bridge shut down parts of eastbound 494 Friday morning. Parts of 494 were beginning to be shut down at 1:30 a.m. Friday. Reports say one of the crashes included a shuttle bus and another involved a State Trooper.

01/09/2015

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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash On I-494, No Serious Injuries

Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says it could have been a lot worse. He said they got a call that someone was driving down Interstate 494 the wrong way near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

10/07/2014

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I-494 Closure May Cause Weekend Traffic Headaches

It will be a busy traffic weekend in the metro. The Minnesota Twins are in town and the Gophers have a football game at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday afternoon. But the biggest traffic headache is going to be at Interstate 494 and Cedar Avenue.

09/05/2014

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Dakota County

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Dakota County. According to the state patrol, the incident occurred on southbound Minnesota State Highway 77 near Interstate 494 at around 5:50 a.m.

08/28/2014

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I-494 Chase Suspect Charged With Fleeing Cops, Possessing Cocaine

The man who led authorities on a high-speed chase Wednesday shortly after a police officer was shot and killed has been charged with two felonies unrelated to the officer’s death.

08/01/2014

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Officer Fatally Shot, Person Of Interest Apprehended

The suspect in the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer was arrested Wednesday night following a shoot-out just blocks away from the Capitol building.

07/30/2014

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Project To Add 3rd Lane To I-494 In Plymouth Kicks Off

A three-year project to add another lane to Interstate 494 in Plymouth is officially underway, following a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning. The stretch of 494 from Highway 55 to the Fish Lake Interchange is the only part of 494 that didn’t have three lanes.

07/23/2014

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Wrong-Way Driver Crashes On I-494 During Police Chase

Authorities said a driver crashed Sunday afternoon after leading police on a chase going to the wrong direction on Interstate 494 in Bloomington.

06/15/2014

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MnDOT Delays Weekend Closure Of I-494

MnDOT has canceled weekend construction on eastbound Interstate 494 in Bloomington and Richfield due to predicted bad weather. Officials say the closure, between I-35W and Cedar Avenue, has been rescheduled for Oct. 25. Crews will resurface the roadway as part of the I-494 improvement project.

10/18/2013

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Police Investigating Robbery At Plymouth McDonald’s

Police in Plymouth are looking for three masked individuals who pulled off an early morning robbery at McDonald’s. Authorities said the incident happened early Wednesday morning at the McDonald’s restaurant on the 2700 block of Annapolis Circle North, which is near Interstate 494 and Highway 55 in Plymouth.

09/04/2013

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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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Storm’s Aftermath Causes Headaches For Drivers, Injuries For Walkers

Area streets have improved the day after the big snow storm, but they’ve also become snow packed and ice covered.

12/10/2012

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