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Roundabout Considered For Hermantown Intersection

Two years ago there were none.  Then, transportation officials unveiled a roundabout at the base of the Bong Bridge after a multi-year rebuilding project.  Hibbing and Chisholm are at the receiving end of one each this summer.  Now, it appears that the Duluth-Superior area could be seeing another circular-intersection.

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China Projects Delayed By New Sri Lankan Administration
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Highway 169 Tower To Ely Realignment Project Gets Underway

If you've ever driven the highway between Tower and Ely, you've probably determined that that stretch of 169 has been in serious need of some improvements for some time.  Besides the obvious routine upkeep, the route to Ely has long been on the drawing board for a realignment to reduce its narrow, curvy nature.

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Major Freeway Bridge Collapses In Minneapolis During Rush Hour
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MNDOT Uses “Smart Bridge Technology” To Study Defects

Living in the Twin Ports, most of us probably cross one of the two major bridges in the St. Louis River Bay often - if not daily.  Crossing over from one city - and state - is so easy, it's really second nature and we usually don't even think about it.  That is - until something happens.  The 2007 collapse of the I-35 bridge over the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities is fresh enough in our collective mindset.

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Minnesota Twins v Miami Marlins
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Minnesota Twins Announce 2017 Schedule Of Theme Nights

Even I've been to a Minnesota Twins game at Target Field! As the resident non-sports fan in the building, I usually have no reference point to any game-related talk that goes on.  But - in an effort to make someone happy a few years ago, I rode along and attended a game in the Twin Cities.  And while I didn't watch a single minute of it, I do recognize that the Minnesota Twin boast a world-class facility - offering true baseball fans a great experience.

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Steve Tanko
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Oliver Bridge To See Daily Closures; Schedule For Summer 2017 Released

It was a long year for many drivers as the Oliver Bridge saw daily closures from April far into November in 2016.  Now as promised, the closures will return for this summer - although officials are promising a little shorter schedule of work.

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5 Unusual Official State of Minnesota Symbols

If you were honest you could probably name the Minnesota State Bird, right, the Loon.  I learned that and our State Flower, the Lady Slipper at a very young age.  But, did you know we have a State Muffin or a State Soil?  Here are some other Minnesota State symbols you might not have known, just in case you're ever playing a radio trivia game.

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Drain Work To Close I-35 Ramp To Downtown Duluth And Canal Park

Drivers in the downtown Duluth area can expect some delays and detours on Thursday, March 16 as crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation work to clean plugged drains along I-35.  The work will affect the southbound I-35 ramp at 256B which diverts traffic to Lake Avenue and 5th Avenue West.

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Tax On Beer Considered To Help Pay For Health Care
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Sunday Sales Net Suspension And Fines For Minnesota Liquor Store

The law is the law until it changes.  For Minnesota liquor sales, there is a change coming - to allow off-sale on Sundays;  that change won't take effect until July.  Yesterday - in advance of that change, a Minneapolis liquor store decided to open for business anyway.  Those open doors and the sales they racked up will result in a costly penalty for the business.

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I-35 Ramps Closed Due To Flooding

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation have closed some I-35 ramps in the downtown area due to flooding and standing water.  Specifically, the southbound I-35 exit ramps at Lake Avenue and at 5th Avenue West have been shut down.  Drivers should anticipate having to take alternate routes.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Grand Rapids Wins Double Overtime Thriller To Win Section 7AA Championship

 

It took double overtime, but for back to back years, Grand Rapids has cashed their ticket to the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament. Mic...

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Morning Commute In New York Hampered After Major Snowstorm
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Minnesota Lawmakers Consider No More Snow Days For Schools

The tradition of Snow Days for Minnesota public school students may be coming to an end.  State lawmakers are moving to consider legislation that would go away with up to 5 Snow Days each school year, replacing them with "E-Learning Days" instead.

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Where Are Roundabouts Located In Wisconsin?

Last summer the Twin Ports received its first roundabout - at the foot of the Bong Bridge on the Wisconsin side.  Until that intersection went round, the closest roundabout was just to the west of Ashland on Highway 2.

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