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N.Korea test-fires ballistic missile, appears to have failed
Minnesota man survives crash but is fatally hit trying to cross interstate afterward
North Dakota and Minnesota Bankruptcies
U.S. pipeline regulator raises penalties for safety violations
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ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
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Young Artist's Concerts this weekend in Willmar, Paynesville
'King Ed' comedy on stage at Ridgewater College
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
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Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
Luverne A. Peterson
Hazel L. (Strand) Snyder
Edythe O. Jacobson
Trude Kristine Williams
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
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February 20, 2017
Snow illegally placed on roadway may be reported to local police
Question: What should I do about my neighbor who blows the snow from his driveway into the street? I do not know who to report this to. This...
February 20, 2017 - 11:45am
January 8, 2017
Road markings signal drivers when lane changes, passing allowed
Question: I enjoy reading your column. I have been driving for a number of years but still get confused as to what all the white road markings...
January 8, 2017 - 11:03pm
Updated 4:30 p.m.: MnDOT lifts no travel advisory in southwest Minnesota
Updated 4:30 p.m. WILLMAR, Minn.— The no travel advisory in five counties in southwest Minnesota has been lifted as of 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT issued the advisory at 9:20 a.m. Monday morning. The no travel advisory...
February 8, 2016 - 3:38pm
February 2, 2016
Highway 12 meeting in Litchfield post-poned today because of storm
LITCHFIELD – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has post-poned the Highway 12 open house that was scheduled for today in Litchfield. MnDOT District 8 Public Affairs Coordinaor Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt said the open house to discuss the downtown Litchfield highway reconstruction...
February 2, 2016 - 12:25pm
August 28, 2015
UPDATE: Victims of two west central Minnesota accidents identified
BENSON -- The names of the victims of two separate fatal accidents that happened within 12 hours of each other on different stretches of the same highway in west central Minnesota have been released. According to the State Patrol, Rhett R. Peters, 28, of Hutchinson was killed early...
August 28, 2015 - 12:45pm
June 26, 2014
Willmar businesses gear up for Highway 12 construction project
WILLMAR — When reconstruction of a one-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 12 starts next month on the east side of Willmar, the road work and detours...
June 26, 2014 - 11:31pm
March 20, 2014
Major project: Crash-prone intersection near Willmar prompts overpass plan
WILLMAR –– One of the most dangerous intersections in the region is targeted for a significant reconstruction project. Kandiyohi County...
March 20, 2014 - 10:55pm
January 27, 2014
Many highways reporting fair conditions, Hwy 71 and Hwy 4 north of Hwy 55 reported as hazardous
Road conditions across much of west central Minnesota have improved this afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT’s 511MN.org website shows most highways in the region in fair driving condition as of 2 p.m. this afternoon. The primary trouble...
January 27, 2014 - 2:40pm
December 25, 2013
20-year plan: State issues highway investment priorities
The Minnesota Department of Transportation this week wrapped up a 20-year state highway investment plan that establishes priorities for the next...
December 25, 2013 - 10:36pm
April 22, 2013
MN Highway 4 detour in Cosmos begins today
WILLMAR, Minn. – The Highway 4 reconstruction project in Cosmos began today, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The detour follows Highway 4 north to Highway 7, then east to Meeker County Road 1, north to County Road 28, and west to Highway 4. Traffic on...
April 22, 2013 - 9:30am
November 26, 2012
Culvert replacement on Highway 4 near Hector, Minn., complete
WILLMAR -- Motorists will no longer experience detours on state Highway 4 near Hector as crews have completed culvert and tile replacements. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release that the detour will be removed this afternoon. For statewide travel information,...
November 26, 2012 - 2:41pm
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
November 9, 2012
Culvert replacement on Highway 4 near Hector, Minn., begins Tuesday
WILLMAR -- Motorists in Renville County will experience detours beginning Tuesday on State Highway 4 near Hector as crews work on culvert and tile replacement in two locations. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the northern location is two miles north of Hector...
November 9, 2012 - 12:22pm
November 1, 2012
Highway 40 bridge repairs complete
WILLMAR -- Repairs are complete on a Minnesota Highway 40 bridge located 18 miles west of Willmar near the Murdock sugar beet piling site, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The bridge load limit had been restricted for large trucks while crews reinforced...
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
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