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Blane Aidan Wendt
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
MnDOT: Keep speeds down and eyes on the road during winter weather
Drivers on area roads are being urged to slow down and travel carefully as winter weather has made driving difficult on many roads throughout...
December 16, 2015 - 12:05pm
December 10, 2015
MnDOT to decide on Milan Bridge solution in spring
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will make a decision this spring on whether to replace rather than rehabilitate the Milan Bridge on state Highway 40 spanning Lac qui Parle Lake. The District 8 office in Willmar reported Thursday that it is taking seriously a...
December 10, 2015 - 11:10pm
December 9, 2015
Litchfield seeks comments on Highway 12 project
LITCHFIELD — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on the planned reconstruction in 2019 of U.S. Highway 12 and state Highway 22 through downtown Litchfield. The reconstruction involves four blocks of Highway 12 and Highway 22 from Commercial Street...
December 9, 2015 - 11:14pm