An injured Duluth Air Force veteran has received compensation from the Veterans Administration after getting help from the St. Louis County Veterans Service Office. The veteran who asked not to be identified recently received payment due to a back injury that caused permanent mobility issues. The check totals $102,000.
The CN Railroad will be doing repair work on a railroad crossing that travels through the intersection of Highway 7 and 101 starting Monday, November 28. In order to allow the crews the opportunity to complete the job, traffic will be impacted for a few days - according to St. Louis County officials.
With the abundance of projects in our area, this is the time of year many look forward to: the removal of the orange cones that signals the end of the road construction season! Another one of the more-lengthy projects wraps up on Friday as 4th Street reopens just in time for the winter driving season.
Engineering work on the train tracks in the area will prompt the City of Superior to close 28th Street - between Oakes and Elmira - on Thursday, November 17. The closure will last during the daytime hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
You may have noticed something different as you drove along I-35 yesterday: The electronic signs were boasting safety messages. It's all part of a new effort from the Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Department of Transportation to highlight safe driving practices. The program is called Message Monday's.
For the 27th year, the Twin Ports community is invited to partake in the Thanksgiving Buffet at the DECC - a free dinner for those who might not otherwise have others to share the holiday with. The event this year is co-sponsored by the Twin Ports Community and the College of St. Scholastica.
A scheduled crack sealing project on the Blatnik Bridge has been put on hold until next spring. Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation were anticipating a week-long project that would have kicked-off on Monday, November 14 during the daytime hours.
Winter in Duluth leads to some particularly challenging travel situations. The steep hills mixed with snow and ice make for difficult and dangerous situations. I reached out to the Duluth Police Department to find out the 5 most dangerous intersections in Duluth.
Drivers who use the Lake Avenue Bridge on I-35 will encounter lane closures starting Monday, November 14 during daytime hours. Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be inspecting the bridge between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM.
For travelers who usually use the Oliver Bridge, it's been a long 7 months - but (for now) the daily road closures will end for the season. At 5:00 PM on Friday, November 18 the daily business hour barricades will be gone.
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