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Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
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October 16, 2012
UPDATE: Belgrade, Minn., man killed in semi-bicycle crash south of Belgrade
BELGRADE -- The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the bicyclist killed in a crash early this morning on U.S. Highway 71 south of Belgrade. The...
October 16, 2012 - 10:47am
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
March 23, 2012
Update 1:45 p.m.: One dies after morning crash near Blomkest, Minn.
BLOMKEST -- One person has died after a two-vehicle crash at about 6:40 a.m. near Blomkest. The identity of the person who died has not yet been released. Injured in the crash was John A. Folk, 19, of Olivia. He was listed in critical condition at Rice Memorial Hospital of Willmar,...
March 23, 2012 - 1:40pm
June 16, 2011
Update: SUV rear-ends car in Hwy 71 crash, Mack truck hits ditch trying to avoid crash
Updated: This story has been updated to correct the vehicle roles in this accident.
June 16, 2011 - 9:00am
June 15, 2011
Update: A multi-vehicle accident occurred this afternoon on Hwy 71, north of Willmar
A three-vehicle collision took place at about 2 p.m. today at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and County Road 29, north of Willmar. A car,...
June 15, 2011 - 4:57pm
April 9, 2011
Highway 19/71, between Redwood Falls and Morton, open to traffic
WILLMAR -- Highway 19/71, between Redwood Falls and Morton, has reopened to traffic. This segment of Highway 19/71 had been closed since Thursday due to a mudslide. For updated information, call 5-1-1 or log onto www.511mn.org when traveling in any area of the state where potential...
April 9, 2011 - 12:00am
December 22, 2010
Multi-vehicle accident closes northbound lane of Business Highway 71 in north Willmar for a time this morning
WILLMAR - A multi-car accident about 8 a.m. today closed part of northbound Business 71 north of Willmar. Northbound traffic was detoured along...
December 22, 2010 - 9:24am
November 24, 2010
Local commuters not shy in expressing opinion, concerns on new intersection
The Minnesota Department of Transportation's District 8 Office in Willmar on Tuesday officially opened the recently completed U-turn, no-left-turn...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 22, 2010
North Business 71 intersection to open Tuesday
WILLMAR -- The safety improvement project at the intersection of Business 71, Kandiyohi County Road 24 and 23rd Street Northeast in Willmar is expected to be completed and the intersection open to traffic on Tuesday, weather permitting, according to a news release from the District...
November 22, 2010 - 2:00pm
November 18, 2010
Letter: It's a poor intersection fix
I would like to congratulate Duininck Construction on their quick work to complete the Highway 71/23 (business) intersection with the law enforcement road and the golf course road. However, this poorly designed project, which cost more than $725,000 (plus the additional costs of...
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
2-vehicle accident closes Highway 71, County Road 40
NEW LONDON -- A two-vehicle accident resulting in an overturned semi has closed U.S. Highway 71 and Kandiyohi County Road 40. Reports from the scene indicate that an emergency helicopter has landed on the highway and is waiting to move victims still being extracted from the vehicles. The...
November 9, 2010 - 5:58pm
October 25, 2010
Highway 71/23 near Civic Center Drive now open
WILLMAR -- All lanes of Highway 71/23 near Civic Center Drive in Willmar are now open to traffic, announces the District 8 office in Willmar of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Lane closures began Oct. 11 while MnDOT employees completed a bridge approach panel replacement...
October 25, 2010 - 5:26pm
September 21, 2010
A smoother approach ultimately awaits
September 21, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
Roadwork on Highway 71 will create delays
WILLMAR - A major pavement patching project on U.S. Highway 71 begins Thursday. The project begins south of Willmar and extends to state Highway 7 near Blomkest Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 to 15 minutes between 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and Monday. Flaggers...
August 24, 2010 - 12:48pm
August 18, 2010
Update: Concrete truck, car collide Wed morning on Hwy 71/23, both drivers refuse medical attention
Update 4 p.m.
August 18, 2010 - 4:16pm