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Roger Mcclean;
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Eyes Funding Recipients For Safe Routes To School Grants

The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to give away money.  There's only two catches:  You need to apply for it and you need to be a school.

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Chip Somodevilla;
Chip Somodevilla;
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How Can I Find Winter Road Conditions For The Northland? How A Change In Descriptions For Winter 2014-2015 Will Make It Easier To Understand Road Reports

Hazardous.  Difficult.  Good.  What do those terms really mean when Mother Nature has unleashed her brand of snow and ice on our Northland roads?  Starting this winter, you'll have a better guide.

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Michael Shake;
Michael Shake;
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ElyTo See Major Road Work In 2015; Public Meeting Will Highlight The Plans On October 14

Saint Louis County Public Works is looking ahead to road construction projects planned for the summer of 2015 season. One of those projects is the reconstruction of 8th Avenue in Ely, between James Street and Camp Street.  A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, at 6 PM at the Pioneer Apartment complex, 114 North 8th Avenue in Ely. Public Works engineers will present information on what’s being planned, as well as the expected work schedule.

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No author listed - from TSM
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International Walk To School Day Is October 8; Minnesota School Children Are Encouraged To Participate

More than 40 schools statewide are participating in International Walk to School Day Wednesday, October 8, to encourage students, parents, teachers, community members and organizations to get out on sidewalks and trails. The event is anticipated to draw participation from more than 4,000 schools from all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, as well as 40 countries around the world.

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Carlo Taccari
Carlo Taccari
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Looks For Ways To Create Solar Electricity In Road Right-Of-Ways

Hats off to the Minnesota Department of Transportation for thinking outside of the box and looking to generate electricity from land that might otherwise get under utilized.

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Digital Vision
Digital Vision
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Seeks Your Input For Future Projects; Corridors Of Commerce Program Boosts The Economy Through Streamlined Transportation

The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to hear from you!  Their Corridors of Commerce program uses state funding to make improvements to routes that help support economic growth by improving movement and reducing barriers.

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Source:  Steve Tanko
Source: Steve Tanko
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Man Cave Craft Meats Review; Lake Brat Variety Hits The Mark

There is perhaps nothing more iconic to the food palates of north-central Midwesterners that the brat - which is short for bratwurst.  For the uninitiated, a brat is an American-German-style sausage that is usually made with pork, although beef and veal also make their way into the product depending on the maker.  For some reason the sausage variety has become really popular in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. (No doubt, the large number of German and Slavic immigrants that originally settled these areas play a large role).

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Ewa Mazur
Ewa Mazur
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Where Can I Get A Minnesota State Highway Map? Where Can I Get A Minnesota State Bicycle Map? Minnesota Department Of Transportation Booth At State Fair Offers Plenty Of Free Information

Looking for a free state highway or bicycle map? Have burning questions about a road project near you? Want to know how to drive a roundabout?

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Roy Henderson
Roy Henderson
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Cable Median Barrier To Be Installed On I-35 In Selected Areas Of Carlton And St Louis County Starting August 25

Drivers who utilize Interstate 35 in Carlton and St Louis Counties will want to be aware of a road construction project that starts Monday, August 25.

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Evan Sharboneau
Evan Sharboneau
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Where Is The Capital Christmas Tree Coming From? Cass Lake, Minnesota To Supply The 2014 Holiday Centerpiece

The Christmas Tree that helps the nations capitol celebrate the holiday will have local ties this year.  A 65-foot tree spruce or balsam tree from the Chippewa National Forest will be trucked to Washington, D.C. to take part in the festivities.

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Steve Frost
Steve Frost
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Heggies Pizza: A Minnesota Brand That’s On The Rise

Heggies Pizza is one of those brands that is synonymous with the Northland;  Born and bred in Milaca, Minnesota - the company is perhaps one of  the most-popular frozen pizzas in the area.

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Russ Ensley
Russ Ensley
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Minnesota State Fair Raises It’s Prices For 2014; You’ll Pay More For Parking, Admission, And Rides

Hang on to that wallet!  Prices for the Minnesota State Fair have increased across the board for 2014 - with raises on parking, admission, and ride tickets.

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