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January 22, 2019
Two injured in crash on Hwy. 71 south of Willmar
January 22, 2019 - 6:59pm
Woman injured in weekend crash near New London
December 22, 2018 - 1:56pm
December 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune file photo

A major resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 71 north of Willmar  will receive the 2018 merit award for bituminous surfacing during a March event hosted by the Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The project included the addition of six new left-turn lanes, a right-turn lane and a bypass lane, as well as a pedestrian underpass.
Highway 71 resurfacing project wins statewide award
December 12, 2018 - 7:28am
November 22, 2018
Several injured in crash on Highway 71
November 22, 2018 - 8:21am
October 19, 2018
Updated: Head-on crash kills two on Hwy 71 in Renville County
October 19, 2018 - 7:19pm
N. Highway 71 to be detoured Monday
October 19, 2018 - 4:26pm
Update: U.S. Highway 71 has re-opened north of Olivia
October 19, 2018 - 12:39pm
October 2, 2018
5-hour detour begins at 8 a.m. today on Highway 71 north of Willmar
October 2, 2018 - 6:19am
October 1, 2018
Update: Temporary detour will begin at 8 a.m.Tuesday on Highway 71 north of Willmar
October 1, 2018 - 12:53pm
September 13, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

The “Road Closed” signs remain on U.S. Highway 71 north of Willmar for a resurfacing project, but the end is in sight. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said this week that the $6 million project should be complete by Sept. 12.
Highway 71 to reopen Friday north of Willmar
September 13, 2018 - 10:09pm
August 31, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Construction workers place new asphalt on U.S. Highway 71 Friday morning near the Kandiyohi County Landfill. On Sept. 10, weather permitting, highway construction crews will begin chip sealing: a type of paving that mixes asphalt with pieces of gravel for longer life at lower cost.
Completion near for U.S. 71 project north of Willmar
August 31, 2018 - 9:33pm
August 10, 2018
Highway 23 project from Willmar to New London starts Monday
August 10, 2018 - 6:10am
Three injured in crash north of Willmar
June 10, 2018 - 3:38pm
May 25, 2018
Tribune file photo
Seeing orange: Highway improvements slated for summer
May 25, 2018 - 5:18am
May 11, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Cars drive Wednesday past a sign announcing the start of Monday's detour on U.S. Highway 71 for a $6 million resurfacing and construction project from the junction of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 23 north of Willmar to just north of state Highway 9. There will be no through traffic on Highway 71 for the entire duration of the project.
Detour ahead: Highway 71 detour begins Monday north of Willmar
May 11, 2018 - 6:48am