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MnDOT Construction Season Expected To Cost $1.1 Billion

The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced its 2013 construction plans on Wednesday, and it will be a busy season on many of the state’s roads.

03/27/2013

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New Rail Line Could Go From Minneapolis To Duluth

If taking a train to Duluth sounds pretty good to you, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for your input.

03/18/2013

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Late Winter Storm Closes Highways In W. Minn.

Heavy snow and strong winds are creating hazardous travel conditions in west central Minnesota.

03/18/2013

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Corps Of Engineers OKs Stillwater Bridge Permit

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit to the Minnesota Department of Transportation to complete the new St. Croix (kroy) Crossing south of Stillwater.

03/11/2013

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Winter Storm Warning For SE Minnesota

Falling temperatures have turned a rainy weekend into a snowy start to the work week.

03/11/2013

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MnDOT Plows Ready For Round 2 Of Snow

Pulling out of the garage in Arden Hills, WCCO Radio rode along with Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) spokesperson Kent Barnard as he started his job as a driver.

03/04/2013

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Anticipating Heavy Snow, MnDOT Road Crews Put On Notice

With the sun blazing high in the sky during the day Sunday, the snow pack became puddles. However, all this Spring-like behavior will have to wait until Mother Nature finishes snowing on Minnesota.

03/03/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

Five noteworthy events celebrate African Americans’ contributions to the history and culture of Minnesota.

02/04/2013

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Bus Co. Exec Zelle Named Transportation Commissioner

Minnesota’s new transportation commissioner is a Yale-trained businessman who has run his family’s bus company for more than two decades.

12/12/2012

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Why Are The Roads So Bumpy In The Metro?

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation say that bumpy “wash board” effect on metro roads is caused by a number of factors.

12/11/2012

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654 Crashes Statewide Since Friday Due To Snow

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to drive with extreme caution as they hit the roads for the Monday morning commute.

12/10/2012

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Stillwater Lift Bridge To Reopen Friday Night

The Stillwater Lift Bridge will reopen to traffic by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec 7, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

12/07/2012

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2 Finalists Emerge For Minn. Transportation Chief

The chief executive of a major Minnesota-based bus company and a veteran state employee are the two finalists to lead the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

12/06/2012

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Group Urges Dayton To Raise Gas Tax, Tab Fees

A transportation group created by Gov. Mark Dayton is calling for higher gas taxes, vehicle registration fees and Twin Cities sales taxes to raise more than $50 billion for road and transit over the next two decades.

11/30/2012

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Minn. Settles Last 35W Bridge Case

Minnesota’s legal battle over the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge has ended with an $8.9 million settlement involving a California design firm.

11/13/2012

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Groundwork Begins On St. Croix Crossing Project

Crews are beginning groundwork on the St. Croix (kroy) Crossing project to connect Minnesota and Wisconsin.

11/08/2012

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Groundwork Begins On St. Croix Crossing Project

Crews are beginning groundwork on the St. Croix Crossing project to connect Minnesota and Wisconsin.

11/07/2012

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MnDOT Commissioner Departing For AAA Minneapolis

Minnesota’s transportation commissioner is resigning. Tom Sorel plans to begin a new job as CEO of AAA Minneapolis on Dec. 1.

11/01/2012

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Attention Minnesota Drivers: Use The Zipper Merge

We’ve all been there, road construction forces everybody to get into one lane. Don’t you hate it when one guy waits until the last possible moment to merge, instead of getting in line and waiting his turn?

09/26/2012

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Crews Put Hastings Bridge Into Place

The bridge spanning the Mississippi River on Highway 61 in Hastings was put into place over the weekend.

09/24/2012

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State Agencies Looking To Stop Pedestrian Deaths On MN Roads

Two state agencies are working together to stop the number of pedestrian deaths on Minnesota’s roads.

09/10/2012

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More Weekend Road Closures In Twin Cities

Be aware if you’re driving around the Twin Cities metro this weekend, you could be in for some headaches on the road. The latest series of road closures will affect several areas around the metro.

08/17/2012

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Closing For Repairs In September

Motorists who use the Stillwater Lift Bridge on a daily basis will need to find an alternate route starting in early September.

08/16/2012

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Officials: 2 Week Crackdown On Party Buses, Limos Underway

If you’re planning on using a party bus or limo over the next two weeks for any celebration, be prepared to see police.

08/13/2012

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MnDOT Closures Could Mean Another Weekend Headache

Another summer weekend means another set of closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to work on Twin Cities roads.

07/27/2012

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