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Grant Money Awards Duluth 60 New Recycling Bins For Park Spaces
Recycling that pop or water bottle will be a whole lot easier the next time you're enjoying one of Duluth's parks.  The city was recently awarded grant money to provide for 60 new recycling bins to be placed in the park system.  300 cities applied for the money and Duluth was one…
MNDOT Plans Bridge Inspections; Ramp Closures Happen April 24-27
With two major bridges in the Twin Ports - not to mention an interstate highway and miles of highway - road maintenance is a significant concern.  The crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation work diligently to inspect and repair the r…
Wisconsin Runs Out Of License Plate Number Combinations
Something significant is about to happen!  According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, their agency is about to run out of available three-letter/three-number combinations.  A post and story on their Facebook page suggests that the current set-up has lasted for about 31 years …
Duluth Police Hope To Reunite Found Drug Bag With Owner
It might be with a slight tongue-in-cheek attitude, but the end-result would be worth it:  The Duluth Police Department is hoping to reunite a found bag of crystal meth with its rightful owner. The crystal meth was found by a downtown business and turned into the police department...
Revised Start Date For Oliver Bridge Daily Closures
Although original reports has the Oliver Bridge set to resume the summer daily closure schedule on Monday, April 17 - it appears that that start date has been revised slightly.  According to the flashing data sign that signals drivers on the approach to both sides of the bridge, the start date is no…
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 se…
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 reduc…
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 c…

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