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January 29, 2017
New London woman injured in broadside crash on Highway 23
NEW LONDON — A semi truck broadsided a car in the westbound lane of Highway 23 in New London Sunday evening, sending a 50-year-old New London...
January 29, 2017 - 10:58pm
January 18, 2017
Overpass project to require detour Wednesday on Highway 23 near Willmar
WILLMAR — Motorists on state Highway 23 Wednesday near Willmar will need to keep an eye out for detour signs. A portion of Highway 23 will...
January 18, 2017 - 5:25am
January 17, 2017
Highway 23 to be detoured on Wednesday for bridge project
WILLMAR – A portion of Highway 23 will be closed on Wednesday as the Minnesota Department of Transportation sets the beams for the new Kandiyohi County Road 5 bridge overpass. Traffic will be detoured in each direction. Motorists are advised to follow the detour signs. The project...
January 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
January 16, 2017
Willmar man injured in Sunday crash
WILLMAR – A Willmar man was injured in a three vehicle accident Sunday afternoon near St. Cloud. According to the State Patrol, Yahya Shire...
January 16, 2017 - 7:26am
December 25, 2016
One injured in New London crash
A St. Cloud woman was injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash with a Willmar family of five on Highway 23 in New London.
December 25, 2016 - 8:47am
October 12, 2016
Detours on Highway 23 to be removed
WILLMAR – The detours on Minnesota Trunk Highway 23 north of Raymond and south of Granite Falls will be removed and the road opened to traffic...
October 12, 2016 - 9:56am
September 27, 2016
Updated: Spicer couple injured in crash on Highway 23
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to say that no alcohol was detected in anyone involved in this accident based upon a corrected Minnesota...
September 27, 2016 - 10:08am
September 3, 2016
Four injured in Highway 23 crash near New London
NEW LONDON -- Four people were injured in a two vehicle accident Friday night on state Highway 23 north of New London. All of the injuries were...
September 3, 2016 - 6:50am
August 23, 2016
Hwy. 23 detour to end Friday between Clara City, Raymond
WILLMAR—The state Highway 23 detour from Clara City to Raymond will end Friday and the road will be open to traffic, according to the Minnesota...
August 23, 2016 - 7:50pm
July 18, 2016
Highway 23 detour starts July 20
GRANITE FALLS—A detour of Highway 23 from Granite Falls to Cottonwood will begin July 20, so the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
July 18, 2016 - 12:26am
July 16, 2016
Letter: Positive news for HIghway 23
The July 9 article headline, "MnDOT Denies Study for Highway 23 Gap", in the West Central Tribune gave the impression there was a negative development pertaining to the completion of Minnesota Highway 23. That was not the case. The fact that the gap from New London to Paynesville...
July 16, 2016 - 4:00am
July 9, 2016
MnDOT finds no need for EIS for Highway 23 gap
NEW LONDON—Expanding Minnesota Highway 23 to four-lanes from New London to Paynesville does not have the potential for significant environmental impacts, and an Environmental Impact Study is not required for it, the Minnesota Department of Transportation concluded in a finding...
July 9, 2016 - 12:33am
June 14, 2016
Bonding panel focuses on transportation
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding appears to remain the main hurdle to a special legislative session to fund Minnesota public works projects and fix a tax bill. A meeting of House and Senate public works negotiators Tuesday failed to produce any sign they are closer to agreement...
June 14, 2016 - 11:55pm
June 9, 2016
16 from west central Minnesota vie for Highway 23 funds in Washington, D.C.
WILLMAR — A group of 16 area business people, elected officials and public employees spent 24 hours in Washington, D.C., this week in a first-step effort to get new federal grant money for state Highway 23. If Highway 23 is designated as a Critical Rural Freight Corridor, there...
June 9, 2016 - 10:53pm
June 8, 2016
Detour starts Monday for state Highway 23 passing lanes project
WILLMAR — Motorists are advised that a detour will begin at 7 a.m. Monday for travel on Minnesota Highway 23 between Raymond and Clara City....
June 8, 2016 - 11:36pm