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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
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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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Source: Jessica Giglio via flickr
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Save Money And Energy On Water With Minnesota Program

A new program offers money and energy-saving efficiencies for handwashing sinks and commercial kitchens.

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Source: Keeva999 via flickr
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Striping And Landscaping Road Work On Highway 1 Near Ely Rescheduled

The project that was scheduled to start on May 20th just south of Ely has been postponed.  Workers had hoped to start a striping and landscaping project that would have put the finishing touches on a job that started last year.

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Highway 1 Near Ely To See Roadwork Starting May 20th

Northlanders driving near Ely should be aware of a road construction project that is slated to begin Monday, May 20th.

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Source: Rosa Say via flickr
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Safe Routes To School Program Gets Funding From Federal Government Via The Minnesota Department Of Transportation

A new grant facilitated by the Minnesota Department of Transportation seeks to make the route to school safer for children in the state.  MnDOT announced the recipients of $3.8 million in federal grants for Safe Routes To School.  105 schools in 61 communities will benefit - including some in our area.

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MNDOT To Commemorate Worker Memorial Day On April 29th

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will commemorate Worker Memorial Day with several events throughout the state Monday, April 29, honoring the fallen workers who died while working on MnDOT construction and maintenance projects.

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Source: Karmablue via flickr
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Kicks Off 2013 Road Construction Season With Safety Awareness Campaign

What do you do when you see orange cones on the roadway?  How 'bout orange signs that announce a road construction zone?

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Source: Charles Haynes via flickr
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Florida Man Steals $75,000 Worth Of Soup; Story Has Minnesota Connection

Perhaps it's the economy;  With the price of groceries these days, it appears that food has become a hot commodity with criminals.  First there was the store about stolen energy drinks and Nutella.  Now, Florida Police are charging a man for stealing $75,000 worth of soup.

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MNDOT Announces 2013 State Road Construction Program

Who doesn't expect orange cones and traffic delays in the summer?  Road construction has almost become a season of it's own - and the summer of 2013 will be no exception.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced their slate of projects for this year, with some major Twin Cities and state-wide projects sure to affect local drivers.

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New Prague Minnesota School in Lockdown, Students Reported Okay [UPDATED]

WCCO TV in Minneapolis is reporting a middle school in New Prague, Minnesota was placed on lockdown this morning after someone called 911 reporting a shooting within the school.

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Find Unclaimed Property Held By The State Of Minnesota

You could be one of the Minnesota residents that has unclaimed property that is being held by the state.  One in twenty people have unclaimed property coming to them.

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