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Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites
Former Christie associate gets two years in prison for bridge scandal
Police open fire after driver strikes cruiser near U.S. Capitol
Repeal of internet privacy rules passes Congress, Trump likely to sign
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Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
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'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
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March 7, 2016
MnDOT converts to LED roadway lights
ST. PAUL — More than 28,500 roadway lights along Minnesota roads and bridges will be replaced with LED lights over the next four years. The conversion from traditional high-pressure sodium lights to LED lights is expected to save the state up to $1.45 million a year in energy costs...
March 7, 2016 - 11:06pm
February 27, 2016
Three area trail projects recommended for funding in southwest MN
WILLMAR — Bicycle and pedestrian projects proposed in Clara City, Olivia and Willmar are being recommended for funding, the Area Transportation Partnership for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s District 8 learned at its meeting Friday in Willmar. The Area Transportation...
February 27, 2016 - 12:16am
Lower oil costs mean more miles of road work possible this summer in southwest MN
WILLMAR — Lower oil prices mean more miles of road construction this summer. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is adding to its 2016 road construction projects this year thanks to the savings made possible by lower oil prices, according to Susann Karnowski, assistant district...
February 27, 2016 - 12:15am
February 25, 2016
Lt. Gov. Smith to discuss Highway 23 Friday in Willmar
WILLMAR (Staff reports) — A town hall meeting to discuss transportation needs in west central Minnesota, including proposed improvements to state Highway 23, will be 4:30 p.m. today in Willmar. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation Charlie...
February 25, 2016 - 8:53pm
February 17, 2016
New wye option could reroute Highway 12
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is considering a second option for the Willmar rail wye project, which would reroute U.S....
February 17, 2016 - 11:52pm
February 3, 2016
UPDATE: MnDOT lifts no travel advisory for southwest Minnesota
WILLMAR - The Minnesota Department of Transportation lifted the no travel advisory this morning for southwest Minnesota, including Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood and Renville counties. MnDOT issued the advisory last night because of a fast-moving storm that packed snow...
February 3, 2016 - 9:41am
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
MnDOT urging caution on roads as inclement weather forecast
WILLMAR - The Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking motorists to make plans to be safe if in the event toady's forecast blizzard holds true. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for southwest Minnesota and a winter weather advisory for west central...
February 2, 2016 - 9:45am
January 28, 2016
Highway 23 plans get another look from residents
HAWICK — Jan Peterson is wondering how she’s going to get a wagon full of horse manure across state Highway 23 when — or if — the four-lane...
January 28, 2016 - 11:56pm
January 25, 2016
Highway 23 expansion plans available for review at open house Thursday in Hawick
WILLMAR — Updated plans for a proposed four-lane expansion of state Highway 23 between New London and Paynesville will be available for public...
January 25, 2016 - 12:01am
January 12, 2016
Safety issues bolster Benson’s case for improving rail crossings
BENSON — Just over a year ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation completed a study of railroad crossings, ranking the risk of accidents...
January 12, 2016 - 11:36pm
January 8, 2016
MnDOT: Keep roads clear of snow
WILLMAR — With the newest covering of snow bringing out the shovels and snowblowers, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking residents to remember not to shovel or blow snow from their driveways and walkways on to public streets and highways. Minnesota law, along with...
January 8, 2016 - 11:23pm
Road conditions deteriorating in west central Minnesota; MnDOT advising caution
WILLMAR – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising motorists in west central and southwest Minnesota to drive with caution due to deteriorating weather conditions and icy roads caused by blowing snow. The Minnesota State Patrol has reported a number of spinouts...
January 8, 2016 - 3:13pm
December 28, 2015
MnDOT, Xcel share tips on staying safe during winter storms
With another winter storm heading to the region the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Xcel Energy shared tips with motorists and utility customers for staying safe and preparing for what the weather might bring. With the National Weather Service forecasting two rounds of...
December 28, 2015 - 5:42pm
December 16, 2015
Highway 12 open house postponed to Jan. 12 in Kerkhoven
KERKHOVEN — An open house to learn about plans to resurface U.S. Highway 12 from Benson through Kerkhoven has been rescheduled to Jan. 12. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today in a news release that the open house originally scheduled for tonight has...
December 16, 2015 - 12:48pm