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November 21, 2012
Minn. Hwy. 23 traffic being detoured around an accident north of Clara City
An accident with a vehicle in the ditch on Minnesota Highway 23 north of Clara City has resulted a detour tonight. Traffic is currently being detoured on local roads around the accident until the accident is cleared.
November 21, 2012 - 5:06pm
July 25, 2012
Letter: Paynesville Bypass is good
I want to thank those who helped with the Paynesville Highway 23 bypass project. The people of Paynesville were great. Thanks also to former Senators Norm Coleman and Mark Dayton, Rep. Collin Peterson and former Rep Mark Kennedy. Peterson led the coordination in Washington. This bipartisan...
July 25, 2012 - 12:57am
July 5, 2012
Seeking a quieter place
July 5, 2012 - 12:00am
July 2, 2012
Semi-truck accident on Hwy 23/71 bypass entrance ramp
An semi-truck and trailer of Everstrong Construction of Redwood Falls, Minn., was involved in an accident Monday morning on the entry ramp from...
July 2, 2012 - 11:45am
June 23, 2012
Final information meeting on Highway 23 bypass set
WILLMAR -- The public is invited to attend the final informational meeting for the U.S. Highway 23 Paynesville Bypass project at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Paynesville American Legion, 770 W. Highway 23, Paynesville. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and...
June 23, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Community meetings begin next week on Paynesville, Minn. by-pass project
WILLMAR - Starting next week, the public is invited to attend biweekly informational meetings to hear updates on the Paynesville bypass project. The meetings, which begin April 19, will be held at 1 p.m. at the Paynesville American Legion, 770 W. Highway 23 in Paynesville. Representatives...
April 10, 2012 - 1:07pm
December 12, 2011
Two to Rice Hospital after Highway 23 crash near New London, Minn.
NEW LONDON -- A 41-year-old Paynesville woman and a 2-year-old child were taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 9:50 a.m. this morning north of New London. According to the State Patrol, Bianca Hanson was driving...
December 12, 2011 - 3:27pm
November 25, 2011
Minor injuries in Highway 23 crash near Hanley Falls, Minn.
HANLEY FALLS -- The six occupants of two vehicles that collided around 2:45 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway 23 and County Road 18 were checked for injuries and then released by ambulance crew members. According to the State Patrol, a 1998 Honda Civic driven by Marco...
November 25, 2011 - 9:10am
October 18, 2011
Taunton, Minn., woman dies in crash on Highway 23
HANLEY FALLS -- A 43-year-old Taunton woman was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash along State Highway 23 south of Hanley Falls. According to the State Patrol, Janet D. Reed was driving a 2001 Chevy Blazer that made contact with a 2000 Ford Super Duty pickup driven by...
October 18, 2011 - 9:06am
October 14, 2011
Lake Avenue North in Paynesville, MInn., to close beginning Monday
WILLMAR -- Motorists will encounter a road closure beginning Monday on Lake Avenue North from Minnie Street to 185th Street in Paynesville, weather permitting. According to MnDOT officials, road construction crews will construct the intersection of Lake Avenue North and the new Highway...
October 14, 2011 - 3:32pm
August 22, 2011
Crews accelerate work on Highway 23 Bypass at Paynesville, Minn.
PAYNESVILLE -- Construction crews working on the state Highway 23 bypass around Paynesville will be putting in overtime and working double shifts...
August 22, 2011 - 12:00am
June 11, 2011
Highway 23 concrete repair project near Granite Falls begins June 20
CLARA CITY -- A detour is planned for traffic beginning June 20 on Highway 23 from Clara City to Highway 212 near Granite Falls. Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will be removing and replacing deteriorated concrete south of the Highway 23/Highway 7 junction in Clara City...
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
May 5, 2011
Maynard is site for open house on Highway 23 project
WILLMAR -- Information on an upcoming project to repair the concrete surface of Minnesota Highway 23 from near Granite Falls to Clara City will be offered at an open house to be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Maynard Community Center, 321 Mabel Street. Mn/DOT staff and...
May 5, 2011 - 9:18am
December 28, 2010
Semi jackknifes at Hwy 23 intersection south of Priam
WILLMAR - A jackknifed semi-trailer truck incident on state Highway 23 caused a traffic restriction Tuesday morning one mile south of Priam. Traffic...
December 28, 2010 - 9:48am
December 15, 2010
Work slows on Highway 23 bypass near Paynesville
WILLMAR -- Construction work on the new Highway 23 bypass project in Paynesville has slowed down for the winter. Grading operations and bridge...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am