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Los Angeles Prepares For Major Traffic Hassles As Highway 405 Closes For Weekend
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MNDOT Launches New Safety Message Campaign On Electronic Freeway Signs

You may have noticed something different as you drove along I-35 yesterday:  The electronic signs were boasting safety messages.  It's all part of a new effort from the Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Department of Transportation to highlight safe driving practices.  The program is called Message Monday's.

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Blatnik Bridge Crack Sealing Project Put On Hold Until Next Spring

A scheduled crack sealing project on the Blatnik Bridge has been put on hold until next spring.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation were anticipating a week-long project that would have kicked-off on Monday, November 14 during the daytime hours.

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I-35 Lake Avenue Bridge Inspection Happens November 14 – 18

Drivers who use the Lake Avenue Bridge on I-35 will encounter lane closures starting Monday, November 14 during daytime hours.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be inspecting the bridge between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM.

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MNDOT Wraps Up 2016 Summer Road Construction Season

It's time to pull the orange cones off the highways!  Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are lauding the work completed this past summer as the 2016 road construction season comes to an end - for the most part.

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John Key Opens New Classroom Block At Westminster Christian School
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St. Louis County Celebrates The Completion Of Three Road Projects With A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

There's reason to celebrate:  Three different road projects have finished and officials with St. Louis County are recognizing the completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 26 at 10:30 A.M - on the new "Super Sidewalk" on Rice Lake Road.

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First Day Of Autumn In Richmond Park
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November Peak Month For Deer-Vehicle Accidents In Minnesota

There are many signs that fall is here and the seasons are changing.  Along with the falling temps and leaves comes the annual mating cycle that brings deer out from the woods and into the roadways.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation is calling for drivers to slow down and stay alert for deer crossing the roadways around our state - especially here in the Northland.

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What Will The New Highway 53 Bridge Look Like? [Video]

If you've been following the Highway 53 Relocation Project on the Iron Range, you've no doubt heard about the bridge they're building that will cross Rouchleau Pit - just to the east of the City of Virginia. When it's done and the new highway is open, that bridge will be the tallest one in the state - rising more than 200 feet over the water below.

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Blatnik Bridge To Reopen Friday, October 7 – Three Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

Twin Ports drivers - rejoice!  All of the lanes of the Blatnik Bridge will reopen to traffic tomorrow morning - Friday, October 7 - three weeks ahead of schedule!  The only caveat:  They won't reopen until 9:00 AM - after the morning drive-time.

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New York City Tops Nation In Income Inequality
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MNDOT Urges Pedestrian Safety, Fall Is Deadliest Time Of The Year

Now that we are in the fall season MNDOT urges people to be careful when crossing the street, walking by roadways, or biking. This is the worst time of the year for pedestrians according to most research. Why is the fall the deadliest time of year? Many reasons, that's why you should exercise care when walking or biking somewhere.

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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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