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Application Approved To Frack Existing Gas Site In Ryedale
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MNDOT Reminds Drivers To Be Cautious Of Farm Equipment On Roads This Harvest Season

Fall harvest brings crops out of the ground and farm equipment onto the roads.  If your usual route takes you along a rural road or highway, you need to be aware of these tractors and farm implements that aren't usually on the roadways.

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Oliver Bridge To Close September 29 To Allow Deck Replacement

The on-going maintenance work on the Oliver Bridge continues - with crews from CN making progress as the summer continues.  In addition to the daytime closures already in place - the scope of the work will require a total closure in a few weeks.

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Southern States First To Feel Effects Of Massive Winter Storm
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MNDOT Gets Ready For Winter With Snowplow Training Program

Winter's on it's way!  And in order to combat the ice and snow that Mother Nature always leaves for us in  the Northland, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is holding their annual Snowplow Operator Training over the next few weeks.

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Blatnik Bridge Closure Switches Sides September 14

The on-going repair work on the Blatnik Bridge will switch courses - and directions - on Wednesday, September 14.  On that date the southbound lanes that had been closed to traffic will re-open and the northbound lanes will close for approximately four weeks.  In addition, one southbound lane at the center of the span will remain closed to traffic to lessen the weight load.

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New Orleans Prepares To Mark 10 Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Urges Caution Around School Buses

School has been in session for about a week now around the State of Minnesota and as students and parents settle into their school year routine, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds drivers to use caution, safety and common sense around school buses.

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Garfield Avenue To Close September 10-11

In order to accommodate the Drag Race and Car Show that's happening on Garfield Avenue this weekend, the street will need to be closed to traffic for the majority of the weekend.

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I-495 Bridge Closed Indefinitely Over Christina  River in WIlmington
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Highway 37 To See One-Week Closure Starting September 19

Northern Minnesota drivers know Highway 37 as the short-cut from Highway 53 west - towards Hibbing.  Work to rebuild a railroad crossing will close that route for about a week, beginning Monday, September 19.

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Carmageddon Returns To Los Angeles
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Highway 53 Resurfacing Project Restricts Traffic Near Eveleth Starting September 7

Drivers who travel on Highway 53 near Highway 37 and Eveleth will want to know about a major resurfacing project that will restrict traffic for the next month and half.

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Oliver Bridge To Close September 13-15 To Allow Deck Replacement

The on-going maintenance work on the Oliver Bridge continues - with crews from CN making progress as the summer continues.  In addition to the daytime closures already in place - the scope of the work will require a total closure in a few weeks.

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Holiday Weekend Travel Expected To Higher Than Last Year
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I-35 Ramp Paving Project Near Scanlon Starts August 29

Drivers who utilize any one of the ramps on I-35 near Scanlon will want to know about a paving project that starts on Monday, August 29.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin a week-long project to re-pave the I-35 on and off ramps in the Scanlon area.

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Napa Area Businesses Continue Recovery Effort From Earthquake
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What Is Chip Sealing And Why Does It Look Like The County Is Repairing Roads They Just Resurfaced?

I'll admit it - I had the same question when I recently saw orange cones and work crews on the newly-resurfaced Arlington Avenue:  Why does it look like the county is working on a road that they just made a year ago.  The signs along the roadway talk about "fresh oil" and "chip sealing" - but offer little to no information about what is really going on.

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Migrants Trapped In Greece As Borders Are Closed
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Highway 61 Repair Project Restricts Traffic Near Knife River Until Early September

MNDOT crews are back at work on Highway 61 near Knife River - making concrete repairs.  As they progress through their punch-list, drivers will experience single-lane closures in that area that cold result in delays.

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