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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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Source:  Lee Cannon via flickr
Source: Lee Cannon via flickr
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HIghway 18 Detour To Affect Motorists Near Miller Lacs

Drivers who will be in the Mille Lacs area this week will want to know about a detour on Highway 18.

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Source: rsgreen89 2 via flickr
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Highway 18 Culvert Project Continues East Of Mille Lacs Lake

Drivers in the Mille Lacs Lake area will want to know about a culvert-replacement project that is underway, resulting in single lane traffic, flaggers, and delays.

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Source:  D Clow-Maryland via flickr
Source: D Clow-Maryland via flickr
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Where Can Motorcyclists Find The Best Views In Minnesota? A New Website Provides The Answer

Ask any motorcyclist and they'll tell you:  Nothing beats the excitement of hitting the open road on a two-wheel cycle.  A new website from the State of Minnesota aims to make it easy for bikers to find scenic routes that are motorcycle-friendly.

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Source: Dougtone via flickr
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Saint Louis County Taxes To Go Up; New Taxes Would Benefit The Counties Roads And Highways

Is there no end to the rising cost of getting by?  Saint Louis County officials are tossing around the idea of adding two new taxes - one for resident drivers and the other for general purchases made by anyone in the county.  Both new taxes would benefit the roads and highways in Saint Louis County.

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Source: Marissa Babin via flickr
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Military Members Get Free Fun 4th Of July Weekend

Present and former military members can take advantage of some family fun at Valleyfair, July 4-7.

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Source:  Stevelyon via flickr
Source: Stevelyon via flickr
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Minnesota State Fair Food Sees New Options For 2013

Let the deep-frying begin! It might be called the "Great Minnesota Get-Together", but the Minnesota State Fair is probably better known for its decadent food options.  2013 looks to be no exception, with nearly 50 new food items in the booths.

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Source: Chris Campbell via flickr
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Minnesota Drivers Target Of Scamming Telemarketers

Another day another scam - or so it seems.  The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is warning Minnesota drivers about a new scam from telemarketers who claim that "DMV information" shows they're paying too much for car insurance.

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Source: MN Photos via flickr
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Ely Minnesota Looks For Someone To Take Over Drivers License Operations

Wanted:  Someone to take over drivers license services in Ely.  According to our partners at the Northlands Newscenter, Saint Louis County has decided to suspend their operations in the city near the Boundary Waters - choosing to look for bids from the private sector.

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Source:  rsgreen89 via flickr
Source: rsgreen89 via flickr
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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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Source:  Curtis Gregory Perry via flickr
Source: Curtis Gregory Perry via flickr
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Adopt A Highway Cleanup Project Saves Minnesota $6 Million Annually

We've all seen the signs;  Since its inception in the late 1980's, the Adopt A Highway program has helped the State of Minnesota look better and save money at the same time.

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