Guy On A Bike: Winter Trail MaintenanceJust over a month ago the MN DNR reversed course and announced it would work with local municipalities to ensure that the popular Gateway Trail would be plowed over the winter, much to the delight of pedestrians and cyclists alike. That announcement got me thinking about trail maintenance in the winter months.
St. Paul To Begin Tackling 11 Of The ‘Terrible 20’ RoadsSt. Paul officials are laying out their plan to fix about half of the city's "Terrible 20" roads. Eleven roads will undergo maintenance beginning the week of Sept. 8, and the work is expected to run until mid-October.
Buses Replace Light Rail Line In Downtown Mpls. This WeekendCommuters taking light-rail trains to and from downtown Minneapolis this weekend will be hopping on a bus for a portion of their trip, according to Metro Transit officials. The Blue Line, formerly called the Hiawatha Line, will undergo scheduled maintenance from Friday at 7:30 p.m. till Monday at 3:30 a.m. between the Target Field and Franklin Avenue stations.
School Upkeep Costs A Sore Point For Minn. SchoolsSome Minnesota school districts say they are at a disadvantage in paying for basic maintenance because the state allows only a small number of districts to raise taxes without voter approval. A special committee will make recommendations to the Legislature in February on how and whether the system should be changed.
Hot Weather Is Reminder To Check Your Air ConditionerWith the hot weather that’s expected in the Twin Cities on Wednesday, it serves as a good reminder to check the quality of your air conditioner if you’re lucky enough to have on at home.
Lawn Care Tips: Don't Get That Rake Out Just YetThe Twin Cities set a record high temperature on Wednesday when we hit 73 degrees, and many residents were ready to jump in the yard and get to work. However, lawn care experts say not so fast.
Caring For Your Snowblower In A Mild WinterHave you started your snow blower lately? Probably not, since there is no snow. But it might be smart to run it any way.