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Minnesota Speed Limits Raised On Highways Near Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Willmar, and Mankato

Three state highways in western Minnesota are sporting new speed limit signs.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has raised the posted speed limit from 55 mph to 60 mph on the entire length of Highway 75, the majority of Highway 59 and 14 miles of Highway 7 in western Minnesota. The speed limit will be effective once the signs are posted. The Minnesota State Patrol will enforce the new speed limit.

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Source:  Tsand via flickr
Source: Tsand via flickr
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Wisconsin Bridge Buckles; Three Foot Sag Appears Overnight On The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge

A bridge along a major thoroughfare in Green Bay is closed after a 3-foot deep sag developed overnight.  The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge along Interstate 43 carries 40,000 cars a day across the Fox River.  Built in 1980, the framework resembles the Bong Memorial Bridge that crosses the Saint Louis River in the Twin Ports.

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What Will Highways Look Like In Twenty Years? Minnesota Department Of Transportation Asks For Your Input

The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants your input in what the states highways will look like in the future.  MnDOT has kicked off a series of public meetings in which they're asking state residents to weigh in on the upcoming draft of the Minnesota 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan.  This plan will establish the spending priorities for projected capital revenue.  These priorities will influence the selection of future projects throughout the state.

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Highway 61 and Scenic 61 Traffic Detoured Starting April 8th: Updated

The Duluth Lakewalk will be extended this spring to include a pedestrian tunnel that will allow users to cross Highway 61 safely. On April 8th, as part of the construction of Phase 5 of the Lakewalk East Extension, the City of Duluth will be closing Congdon Boulevard north of 61st Avenue East.

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Colorful Highway Crash

A semi truck full of printer ink tipped over and spilled all over a highway in a very colorful accident just south of Boston yesterday. The ink has permanently stained the roadway and will require the road to be repaved. See video of the crash site after the break.

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