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.
In Corn-Growing States, Tall Crops Pose Seasonal Road HazardThe broad leaves and thick stalks can stand up to 12 feet high, forming a wall of foliage that turns rural roads into long, narrow corridors of nothing but corn.
4 Things To Know: State Fair's Poultry Barn, Ikea & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about from Thursday, July 23. They include a troubling study on big city roads, as well as some big changes at the State Fair this year.
Democrats Hope To Wedge Road Funding Into Special SessionSome top Minnesota Democrats are ditching a call for a wholesale gasoline tax in an effort to force action on transportation funding this year. Ambitious plans to increase funds for the state's ailing network of roads and bridges were stymied this legislative session by disagreement over how to pay for it.
MnDOT Testing Quieter 'Rumble Strips'You know that familiar sound, the one that jolts you to attention whenever your vehicle starts to stray toward the highway shoulder. Now, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is studying quieter rumble strips.
DPS: 100 Minnesota Traffic Fatalities In 2015Minnesota reached a grim milestone Tuesday after two fatal crashes pushed the state's 2015 traffic fatality number to 100. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety says a head-on crash killed two drivers in Carlton, and a roll-over crash in St. Louis County killed a man who was not wearing his seat belt.
In Less Than A Week, 5 Motorcyclists Have Died On Minn. RoadsState officials say five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads in less than a week, bringing the year’s fatality total up to six.
Good Question: What Are Our Busiest Freeways?Millions of drivers use metro freeways in Minneapolis and St. Paul every day to get to and from work, run errands or just shuttle around. In fact, MnDOT says the Interstate 35W/Interstate 94 interchange can see up to 180,000 people a day.
MnDOT Announces 290 Road Construction ProjectsIf winter is over, that means it must be road construction season. The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to spend $1 billion this season upgrading, replacing and expanding highways and bridges.
Winter Litterers Blamed For Millions In Road Clean-Up CostsMinnesota's early snow melt means a rapid start to a messy job this time of year -- picking up roadside trash.
Keep An Eye Out For Motorcyclists As They Return To Minn. RoadsMinnesotans are bringing out their motorcycles for the first time this season. While the weather is perfect for riding, other factors make this time of year especially dangerous for bikers.
Dayton Doubts GOP Commitment To Solving Road-Fund QuandaryFrustrated by a transportation plan stuck in neutral at the Capitol, Gov. Mark Dayton ramped up pressure Thursday on majority House Republicans to produce a viable alternative to his multi-billion dollar proposal for roadwork and mass-transit projects. Dayton joined Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk in questioning the GOP's commitment to tackling the transportation-funding issue this year as the session nears its midpoint.