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Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
New London man to serve eight years for meth sale
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 19, 2011
Hwy. 23 from Clara City to Granite Falls, Minn., to open Thursday afternoon
WILLMAR -- State Highway 23 from Clara City to U.S. Highway 212 near Granite Falls is scheduled to open to traffic in the late afternoon Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The concrete repair project included removing and replacing deteriorated...
October 19, 2011 - 6:00am
October 18, 2011
Hwy. 67 open from Hwy. 23 to bridge
WILLMAR -- Motorists may now use state Highway 67 from state Highway 23 to the Yellow Medicine River Bridge. Crews completed the eight-mile resurfacing project Monday and removed detour signs, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The project...
October 18, 2011 - 12:00am
October 14, 2011
Road work on Highway 12 starts Monday in Willmar
WILLMAR -- The right lane of westbound traffic on Highway 12 between Third and Seventh Streets Southwest in Willmar will be closed beginning Monday for road work. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the lane closure will allow construction crews to do curb, gutter...
October 14, 2011 - 4:37pm
Lake Avenue North in Paynesville, MInn., to close beginning Monday
WILLMAR -- Motorists will encounter a road closure beginning Monday on Lake Avenue North from Minnie Street to 185th Street in Paynesville, weather permitting. According to MnDOT officials, road construction crews will construct the intersection of Lake Avenue North and the new Highway...
October 14, 2011 - 3:32pm
October 5, 2011
Transportation officials see challenges down the road
ST. PAUL -- Many people have trouble planning next weekend, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking 50 years down the road. Not...
October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
October 2, 2011
MnDOT seeks public comments on 50-year transportation system vision
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites public comments through Oct. 21 on a draft 50-year vision for transportation in the state. The vision was developed with input from the public and diverse representatives of the transportation community who participated...
October 2, 2011 - 12:00am
September 21, 2011
U.S. Highway 59 shoulder widening project near Clarkfield, Minn., resumes this week
WILLMAR -- Motorists may encounter temporary lane closures this week on U.S. Highway 59 south of Clarkfield as crews resume a shoulder widening and culvert lining project that began last year, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Work will...
September 21, 2011 - 4:49pm
September 20, 2011
U.S. Highway 212 opens Thursday east of Hector, Minn.
WILLMAR -- U.S. Highway 212 will open to traffic beginning Thursday east of Hector, between state Highway 4 and Highway 15, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced in a news release today. However, motorists will encounter a detour on Highway 212 from Highway 15 west...
September 20, 2011 - 4:38pm
September 10, 2011
A red, white and blue bridge for Minneapolis on Sept. 11
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Interstate 35-W bridge in Minneapolis will show its patriotic colors to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will light the bridge in red, white and blue on Sunday. MnDOT Commissioner...
September 10, 2011 - 8:40am
May 14, 2011
MnDOT: Don't plant crops in highway right of way
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds farmers that planting crops within rights of way is illegal because as crops grow higher and fuller, they can block motorists' vision and create other safety problems. State law also prohibits plowing and tilling in rights...
May 14, 2011 - 12:00am
May 6, 2011
Open house on Hwy. 23 project set in Maynard
WILLMAR -- Information on an upcoming project to repair the concrete surface of Minnesota Highway 23 from near Granite Falls to Clara City will be offered at an open house from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Maynard Community Center, 321 Mabel Street. Minnesota Department of Transportation...
May 6, 2011 - 12:00am
U.S. Highway 12 resurfacing begins Monday
WILLMAR -- Motorists will encounter delays and a brief detour on Monday when a contractor begins a resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 12 from Sixth Street East to 24th Street East in Willmar. Flagging operations will direct traffic through the work zone. A brief detour will be...
May 6, 2011 - 12:00am
April 7, 2011
MnDOT has a slew of projects in the works this year
WILLMAR -- The state Highway 23 bypass around Paynesville is the big-ticket item on the Minnesota Department of Transportation's 2011 project...
April 7, 2011 - 12:00am
March 29, 2011
MnDOT backhoe operator who fell into stream remembered during funeral
ST. PETER, Minn. - Friends, family, colleagues and Minnesota's governor packed a St. Peter church Monday for the funeral of state employee Michael...
March 29, 2011 - 12:20pm
March 25, 2011
Town, MnDOT mourn lost worker in flood accident
CLEVELAND -- Wade Adams worked with Mike Struck for five years at the state highway department. He called Struck a leader and the kind of guy...
March 25, 2011 - 9:54am