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Mining Operations To Close A Portion Of County Highway 715 For An Indefinite Period Of Time; Iron Range Lawmakers Have No Plans For Re-Opening The Road

Drivers on the Iron Range will want to know about a road closure that's necessary for an extension to the ArcelorMittal Mine Pit on the Iron Range.

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I-35 Resurfacing Project Begins September 8 Near Hinckley

It was too good to be true!  Many Northlanders have been surprised this summer that there were no road construction projects on I-35 between the Twin Ports and the Twin Cities.

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Minnesota North Shore and Wisconsin South Shore Ranked “Average” at Best in Washington Post Ranking of Beauty and Desirability of Every County in America

According to information compiled by the Washington Post from the USDA, Minnesota is just an awful place to live and Wisconsin doesn't fair much better.

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Schedule Changes From Contractor Revise Closing Dates For Arlington Avenue; Road Work Will Commence August 24; Project Will Include Total Road Closures

As previously reported, Arlington Avenue is about to get some major work performed on it.  Nothing about the scope of the project has changed - but - scheduling with the contractor has shifted the dates that it will affect drivers.  In fact, the project timeline will flip the timeline on  the two different segments involved.

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What Is The Brainerd Diarrhea? Minnesota Town Gives Name To Actual Medical Condition

A quick list of the things Brainerd, Minnesota has given us would include Babe Winkelman, the Brainerd International Raceway, famous resorts, even Paul Bunyan (unless you buy into the debate as to where the fictional Paul Bunyan actually hails from).  But did you know that Brainerd, Minnesota also gave it's name to a medical condition?

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Arlington Avenue Road Work Begins August 10; Project Will Include Total Road Closures

One of the worst roads in the Twin Ports - at least when it comes to potholes and surface area - will be seeing some much needed improvement.  Work begins on Arlington Avenue starting Monday morning, August 10 - a project that will resurface almost 3 miles of roadway - from Trinity Road to Arrowhead Road.

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Mine View In The Sky Tourist Attraction In Final Season Of Operation; Highway 53 Relocation Project Will Close Iron Range Destination This Fall

1979 was a banner year for the Iron Range.  The mines were operating at their all-time capacities just ahead of the double-dip recession that the early '80's brought.  It was also the year that the Mine View In The Sky officially opened atop the waste stockpile beside Highway 53 in Virginia.

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Saint Louis County Cracks Down On Tresspassing And Thefts At Solid Waste Sites; A Reminder Of The Policy And Guidelines

A bad economy, an increase in drug crimes, and warmer summer months have seen an increase of tresspassing and theft situations at solid waste sites throughout Saint Louis County.  Officials with the county remind residents that access to these sites is only permitted during normal business hours and that there are strict guidelines as they pertain to salvaging materials.

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Saint Louis County To Battle Aquatic Invasive Species; County Commissioners Authorize $750,000 Towards The Fight

The local battle against Aquatic Invasive Species just received a boost.  Commissioners with Saint Louis County have approved the distribution of $750,000 of state funds to prevent the introduction and limit the spread of these hazards in northland lakes and rivers.

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What Can I Do With Grass Clippings And Lawn Waste? Minnesota Department Of Transportation Reminds Homeowners To Not Break The Law

You've raked those leaves up and collected the clippings from your lawn - now what do you do with them?  The lawful answer doesn't include sweeping them into  the street or road that passes in front of your home.

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Two Year Road Project From Orr To Crane Lake Begins August 3; HIghways 23 And 24 To See Improvements

Summer may be more than half way over, but that doesn't stop the road construction crews.  Officials with Saint Louis County are advising drivers about a two-year project that is getting ready to kick off on Monday, August 3 that involves Highways 23 and 24 from Orr to Crane Lake.

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Vermilion Trail Bridge Replacement Starts August 3

Drivers to the north of Duluth in Corvin Township will need to know about a bridge replacement project that starts on Monday, August 3.  Crews with Saint Louis County will embark upon a project to replace the bridge on the Vermilion Trail - CSAH 4.

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