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Highway 53 Relocation Receives Funding; Vote By Minnesota Legislators Allows Bonding By Minnesota Department Of Transportation

The Highway 53 relocation project on the Iron Range moved past a major hurdle yesterday:  Minnesota legislators voted to allow bonding by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  The move was an important piece on the project;  without funding the move couldn't happen.

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Iron Range Schools Praised For Recycling Efforts By Saint Louis County; Two Schools Recycled Nearly 17 Tons Of Materials Last School Year

Officials with Saint Louis County recently applauded the efforts of schools on Iron Range for their efforts in waste reduction;  students, teachers, and staff together worked to make it a banner year for recycling materials that would have otherwise gone to the landfill.  Two schools alone recycled nearly 17 tons of materials.

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Final Environmental Impact Statement Issued For Highway 53 Relocation Project

The biggest highway project for the State of Minnesota in decades is coming closer to its target start date.  Once complete, the relocation of Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia will result in the tallest bridge in the state.  It will also impact communities, businesses, and the environment.

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Volodymyr Burdiak;
Volodymyr Burdiak;
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Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources Advises Iron Range Motorists To Watch For Moose On Highway 37

Two yearling moose have become frequent visitors to the ditches of Highway 37 near the Cherry School;  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is advising motorists to use caution in the area to avoid an accident.

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Two Iron Range Highway Projects Start May 26 Near Hibbing

Good news:  Saint Louis County is expected to invest $119 million dollars on roads and bridges in 2015 and 2016! The work will help to repair, rebuild, and strengthen the infrastructure that connects the communities in our northland.

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Highway 53 Work Near International Falls To Cause Delays

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Railroad Work Will Close A Portion Of Highway 169 May 11-25 Near Grand Rapids

A lot of people travel from the Twin Ports to the Iron Range for business and pleasure.  A temporary highway closure could affect your travel starting next week.

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What Is The Safest City In The United States? Hibbing Minnesota Tops The List

It seems like the rest of the country is finding out what we've known about the Northland for years:  It's a great place to live!  Recent surveys have awarded various communities and establishments in our region titles for the best  the best french fries, and the best city to live in Wisconsin.  Now, they're celebrating one of our Northland communities as the Safest City in America!

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What’s New On The Iron Range? Plans For Phase II Of The Highway 169 Cross-Range Expressway To Be Detailed At A Public Meeting On April 28

Iron Range residents have reason to be happy:  The plans for a two-lane expansion on Highway 169 between Bovey and Taconite are about to move forward.

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Highway 53 Relocation Project Details Make For An Interesting Read

As the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues its plans for the relocation of Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia details are starting to be made public.  Some of those project details are rather interesting.

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Contractors Named For Highway 53 Relocation Project; Colorado And California Companies Will Perform Work On What Will Become The Biggest Bridge In Minnesota

People who were holding out hope for a local contractor for the Highway 53 Relocation Project didn't get their wish.  Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation have announced the two contractors who will perform the work on what will become the biggest bridge in Minnesota when it's finished.

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Source: senate.leg.state.mn.us Resource Page
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DFL And GOP Colleagues Suggest Conflict Of Interest In DFL State Senator David Tomassoni’s Dual Lobbyist-Legislator Role [Update]

An update to a story we shared yesterday:  It appears that both DFL and GOP colleagues of Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni (DFL) are suggesting that his new lobbying position might be a conflict of interest with his role as a legislator.

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