Purple Snow, F. Salt Fitzgerald, Flake Superior: MnDOT Reveals Finalists In 'Name A Snowplow' ContestAmong the 50 nominations are a number of puns on Minnesota athletes' names, among them Joe Plow-er, Justin Moresnow, and Kent Brrr-beck.
New Tech Could Help MnDOT Plows Determine Best Way To Clear Snow Based On ConditionsIn northwestern Minnesota, newer technology is being tested. MnDOT's research and training engineer, Tom Peters, calls it an experimental project.
Minneapolis's Century-Old Third Avenue Bridge To Close For 2 YearsThe Third Avenue Bridge -- which connects Central Avenue Southeast with downtown -- is closing next Monday, Jan. 4, for repairs, and it's not scheduled to re-open for two years.
MnDOT Invites Minnesotans To Give Their Snowplows NamesThe Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking Minnesotans' help coming up with names for eight of their fleet's snowplows -- one for each MnDOT district in the state.
Public Safety Officials Alarmed Over Spike In Deadly Crashes On Minnesota RoadsThe Department of Public Safety says their preliminary figures show 367 people have died on Minnesota roads this year so far. That’s compared with 338 this time last year and 364 fatalities in all of 2019.
Fatal Crashes Surge, Despite Fewer Drivers On The Road Amid Stay-At-Home OrderThe state Office of Traffic Safety notes there have been 24 fatal crashes since March 16 when Gov. Tim Walz ordered bars and restaurants to close to dine-in customers.
How Well Are We Social Distancing?On Tuesday, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm said social distancing is “having a positive impact” on keeping down the number of COVID-19 cases.
Easing Traffic Patterns Give MnDOT Road Construction Crews An Early StartOn Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced an early start to the work -- 188 road and bridge projects, along with 66 modal projects.
Stillwater Lift Bridge Now Raised For Boat TrafficThe Minnesota Department of Transportation has raised the lift span of the Stillwater Lift Bridge to boat traffic.
1st Closure Of Season Approaches For I-35W ProjectWinter isn't even our rearview mirror yet, but the first closure on the Interstate 35W project is right around the corner.
Minnesota Skiers Are Ready For Overnight Snow Storm ApproachingTheodore Wirth Park was packed with skiers looking for snowy trails.
MnDOT Prepares To Tackle Winter Weather On The RoadsIf you're going to go to battle against Jack Frost, you better come prepared.
BCA: Man's Body Found In Hwy. 169 Median In Shakopee; May Be Connected To Previous CrashThe Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says they will lead the investigation into the body found in the middle of a median on Highway 169 near Canterbury Road in Shakopee Thursday.
Former MnDOT Commissioner Charles Zelle Named Chair Of Metropolitan Council"Charlie will bring this unifying lens to his work as Chair. He knows that when Rondo thrives, the Range thrives. When Minneapolis thrives, Mankato thrives," Walz said.
St. Cloud Pushes To Extend Northstar Commuter Rail Line NorthA decade since the first Northstar commuter rail trains began rolling, St. Cloud's depot is all too quiet, except for the occasional freight train or scheduled Amtrak.