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NE Mpls. Bridge Snares 3rd Truck In Weeks

A railroad bridge in northeast Minneapolis has trapped another semi-trailer truck under its steel girders. Dan Karst and his wife Linda run a recycling business near Columbia Parkway and 5th Street Northeast, just up the road from a steel railroad bridge where traffic flows underneath. That’s unless the passing vehicle is higher than 12 feet 2 inches in height.

04/11/2014

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While Most Of The Snow Missed The Metro, It’s Still Not Welcome

Many communities north of the Twin Cities dealt with the snow for much of the day Tuesday, but the scene was a little less intense in the metro.

03/18/2014

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Mpls. Public Works Dept. Braces For Spring Flooding

As we move towards spring, the upcoming melt poses a flooding risk where you wouldn’t expect it. Alleys and intersections in Minneapolis could be the trouble spots if there’s a rapid warm up. Fifty-seven inches of snow and ice cover most of the city’s 50,000 storm drains, leaving nowhere for the water to go.

03/08/2014

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Mpls. Public Works Has Hands Full With Snow, Pot Holes

Last week’s snowfall kept crews busy with removal and you’ve likely noticed large pot holes covering our roadways. Now, experts say to get ready, it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

02/26/2014

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If Another Snowstorm Hits During Deep Freeze, It Could ‘Weld’ Ice To Streets

Roads are still bad days after a storm dumped nearly a foot of snow in Minneapolis. That’s because the deep freeze that followed the snow isn’t letting up, and neither are the calls to the city to point out problem spots on the roads.

02/25/2014

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Where Does The Snow Go In Minneapolis?

Minneapolis is known as the City of Lakes, but lately it’s looked more like the city of snow. Lisa McCulloch says the snow piles are in the way of everyone’s day-to-day operations. “That’s all you see are snow piles. You trudge over them to keep walking on the sidewalks,” McCulloch said. “Driving, I’d feel like I can’t quite see around that corner or I’m not sure if somebody is coming.”

01/31/2014

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Good Question: How Do Cities Decide Which Roads Get Plowed First?

With 900 miles of streets, it takes a good three days for about 70 Minneapolis plows to get the city curb-to-curb clean.

12/10/2012

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Minneapolis Conserving Despite Statewide Record Water Usage

Record water usage in rural parts of southern Minnesota this year has prompted Twin Cities officials to take stock of their own water usage.

10/12/2012

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Cyclists Beware: Detours On Midtown Greenway

If you’re biking the Midtown Greenway this week be ready for detours.

08/13/2012

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