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Good Question: How Should Drivers Handle Potholes?

Signs of spring in Minnesota are blossoming into big holes in the pavement. Long deep freezes followed by quick thaws are the perfect ingredients for what one road official is calling a “killer pothole season.” A pothole doesn’t need to be deep or enormous to cause damage to a tire or a car’s suspension system.

03/11/2014

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Parking Restrictions To Be Enforced In St. Paul

All the snow this winter is creating more headaches for drivers, and now St. Paul is putting parking restrictions into effect citywide.

02/28/2014

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MSP, Mpls. City Crews Prep For Thursday’s Snow

Thursday’s snow storm will have a major impact on travelers, and it could have a long-lasting effect on anyone who parks on Minneapolis streets. Patrick Hogan, spokesperson for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, says they’ve got a full 24-hour staff on standby to plow. But fewer runways will be in use, and he expects small regional flights to be canceled first. “Based on the forecast, it’s pretty clear they are not going to be able to fly the full schedule, so they’ll start canceling flights later tonight,” Hogan said. “Normally, [there are ] between 60 and 90 flights an hour. Tomorrow, we’re expecting more like between 25 and 35 flights an hour.”

02/19/2014

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No Parking Signs Coming To Streets Made Narrow By Snow

All the snow that’s fallen this winter is causing problems for emergency vehicles in Minneapolis. With all the snow and ice buildup along curbs, some streets are getting too narrow for fire trucks, ambulances, and buses.

02/04/2014

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St. Paul & Mpls. In Day 2 Of Snow Emergency

The Twin Cities are each in their second day of snow emergencies Thursday following the three inches of snow that fell on Christmas Eve. In St. Paul, parking is prohibited on all Day Plow routes beginning at 8 a.m., which include all non-posted east-west residential streets and the non-posted side of north-south residential streets. In Minneapolis, there is no parking on the even side of non-snow emergency routes from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

12/26/2013

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Good Question: Where Does Storm Water End Up?

With all the ice and snow melting over the past few weeks, there has been plenty of water to wash away on our streets.

04/03/2013

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Snow Emergency Season Over In Minneapolis

Yes, it feels like winter today. But if you need more proof that spring is coming, consider this — April 1 is the last day for declaring snow emergencies in Minneapolis.

04/01/2013

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Mpls. Water Service Restored, Safe To Drink

For the vast majority of residents and businesses affected by Thursday afternoon’s water main break, the water is now safe to drink as water pressure has returned to normal.

01/03/2013

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3 Uptown Streets To Get ‘Permit Only’ On-Street Parking

Good news for residents of Uptown, bad news for everyone else. Three streets in the area will be part of an expansion of “permit-only” parking areas, strictly for residents.

08/09/2012

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Peavey Plaza Homeless Find Confusion At Hands Of Cops, Church

For months, Peavey Plaza housed members of the Occupy Movement. But it quickly became a place that business owners and police call “a problem.” Police say the increasing poor conditions for people living at Peavey Plaza led to a 300 percent increase in arrests in that area.

07/28/2012

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Storms Flood Duluth Superior

Torrential rains in the past 48 hours flooded streets and closed off neighborhoods in the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior Wednesday

06/20/2012

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Mpls. Warns Of Heavy Traffic Weekend

Minneapolis officials are warning motorists that they may encounter extra traffic and congestion this weekend.

08/26/2011

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Mpls. Streets Undergo Resurfacing

A number of streets in downtown Minneapolis are getting repaved, and some of the roadway rehabilitations will include bicycle lanes.

07/29/2011

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Good Question: Does A Rock Coating Really Help Streets?

It’s is the time of year many of us are arriving home to see a sign reading, “Loose Gravel.” The summertime dump of rock on our residential and busy streets is an irritation to many, but what’s going on with all those rocks?

07/13/2011

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Several Mpls Streets To Close For Sunday Pride Parade

Several streets will be closed on Sunday to make way for the Ashely Rukes GLBT Pride Parade and Twin Cities Pride 5K, according to the City of Minneapolis.

06/25/2011

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