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Why Do Midwesterners Say Those Crazy Things? This List Compiles Often-Heard Midwestern Phrases That The Rest Of The Country Can’t Stand

Uff 'da!  For cryin' out loud, those Midwesterners say some crazy things don'cha know.

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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:  Lake Vermilion State Park Facebook page
Source: Lake Vermilion State Park Facebook page
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Lake Vermilion State Park Updates; Meeting Set For November 6

Learn more about the Lake Vermilion State Park during a public meeting - Wednesday, November 6 - 5 to 7PM - at the Tower-Soudan Elementary School, 415 N Second Street in  Tower.

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Winter Snowplows Gear Up For Another Minnesota Winter

It's only a matter of time.  MNDOT snowplow crews are ready for another winter season, clearing the path for drivers to get to and from work, school, and their destination.

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Minnesota State Highway Road Construction Winds Down; Summer Of 2013 Saw More Than 300 Projects

Major bridge construction, new interchanges and road resurfacing were a big part of the 2013 construction season, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This year’s program included more than 300 projects around the state with a construction cost of more than $1.1 billion.

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Minnesota Highway Work Zone Crashes Spotlight The Need For Caution Near Orange Cones

Two recent work zone-related crashes have the Minnesota Department of Transportation asking for the public's help in keeping everyone safe. Both crashes happened in September, in which three people were killed in the span of five hours and more were seriously injured.

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(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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Highway 1/169 Resurfacing Project Near Ely Pauses For The Winter

You can't stop the changing seasons in Minnesota.  As winter gets ready to show itself to the Northland, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is pausing the highway resurfacing project near Ely for the season.

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Stranger Returns a Missing Minnesota Hunter’s Jacket Which Held His Wallet and $1,700

Owen Schipnewski took his son hunting. Something they do every year, goose hunting in the Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area in western Minnesota. He was feeling warm that day so he took off his jacket and put it in the back of the truck. Something he's done many times before, but this time something changed.

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(Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon)
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Free Minnesota Bike Maps

The State of Minnesota has recently updated an edition of their bicycle map - the first since 2001.  You can obtain a copy of it for free - so that you can better enjoy the trails throughout the city

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Photo by David Lienemann/Getty Images
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Minnesota Sees Increase In Tourism For Summer 2013

It appears that the Summer of 2013 will continue the trend of increases to tourism in Minnesota!  A recently-released survey that was prepared by the Explore Minnesota Tourism agency confirms moderate growth during the summer months of 2013, and it appears that the State of Minnesota is finally poised to reach pre-recession levels.

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Minnesota Seeks To Re-Sign The Mississippi Bike Trail; First Segment Of Two Year Program Kicks Off

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has completed its first installation of guidance signage on a segment of the 10-state Mississippi River Trail between Hastings, Minn., and the Iowa border.

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Source:  Big Swede Guy via flickr
Source: Big Swede Guy via flickr
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What’s New At Valleyfair? Minnesota-Theme Park Announces Additions For 2014 Season; Plans Include A New Roller Coaster And Classic Rides

Valleyfair is planning something new and something old - or I guess retro would be a better word - for the 2014 season.

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