MDA: Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Wash. Co.Washington County has become the 11th Minnesota county to confirm the presence of the emerald ash borer. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that the invasive species was found in a survey trap at MnDOT's St. Croix Rest Area on Interstate 94.
MnDOT: Fall Is The Deadliest Time Of Year For PedestriansAs days get shorter and nights longer, motorists and pedestrians need to start looking out for one another.
Snowplow Drivers, Start Your Engines!Just in time for a summer-like weekend, snowplows will be on the road. Yes, you heard that right, snowplows! More than 100 drivers are starting to practice and train for what this year's winter weather will bring.
Motorists Urged To Safely Share Roads With Farm MachinerySafety officials are urging motorists to safely share the road with farm equipment as the harvest gears up. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says drivers need to watch out for slow-moving farm machinery transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, especially on rural two-lane roads.
Community Leaders Aim To Improve 'Walkability' Of MinnesotaThe Surgeon General is asking Americans to improve their health by walking more, and community leaders in Minnesota are already taking action.
MnDOT: I-35E Closed This Weekend In Vadnais Heights AreaA stretch of Interstate 35E in the northeast Twin Cities metro will be closed this weekend while workers replace underground pipes. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says I-35E will be closed between I-694 in Vadnais Heights and Highway 96 in White Bear Lake from 9 p.m. Friday till 5 a.m. Monday.
Fatal Crashes Claim 3 Lives In 6 Days On Highway 12In the past six days, three people have lost their lives in crashes on Highway 12. The stretch of highway has been a concern since it opened back in 2008. The number of fatalities forced officials to make changes they hoped would cut down on the number of accidents where vehicles were crossing the center median.
Stalled Semi Closes Stretch Of I-494 Between Plymouth, Maple GroveA 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.
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.
Big Road Closures Affecting Weekend DrivingWith road construction season in full swing, there are a few big closures that will affect your drive time this weekend.
Tourists Flock To Gawk At Massive Highway Bridge ProjectsJockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.
Weekend Road Work Closes Parts Of I-394, I-94Drivers in the Twin Cities will need plenty of patience navigating road construction this weekend. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 394 have shifted into the HOV lanes.