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Update: MnDOT plans Highway 23 announcement today

WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled an announcement this afternoon having to do with Corridors of Commerce funding for the Willmar region.

According to a MNDOT news release sent this morning, the announcement will include $1.5 million to be spent on environmental work on future expansion of the two-lane sections remaining between Willmar and St. Cloud from New Lndon to Paynesville and from Paynesville to New Richmond.

Making the announcement will be MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle, MnDOT District 8 Engineer Jon Huseby and Bob Dols, chairman of the Highway 23 Task Force.