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traffic and construction

April 22, 2019
County Road 77 south of Lake Lillian closed due to culvert washout
April 22, 2019 - 8:41pm
April 17, 2019
Flood waters close portion of U.S. Highway 12 near Ortonville
April 17, 2019 - 5:19pm
Submitted art 

The Hoffman Team is proposing two roundabouts as part of the Willmar Wye project.
Roundabouts proposed on rerouted Highway 12 for Willmar Wye project
April 17, 2019 - 7:35am
April 14, 2019
A semi and other vehicles cross the Kennedy Bridge into Grand Forks in this 2017 file photo. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service
Report: North Dakota has 10th-highest percentage of deficient bridges; Minnesota 38th
April 14, 2019 - 8:11am
April 12, 2019
Highway 23 Coalition graphic

The map on this promotional flyer shows the two gaps in the four-lane between Willmar and Interstate 94. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Thursday that construction of the south gap will be moved up a year to begin in 2023.
Highway 23 south gap project to begin a year sooner
April 12, 2019 - 6:03am
April 9, 2019
A bridge collapsed on a Norman County, Minn., highway to floodwaters.
Rural bridge collapses due to flooding in northwest Minnesota
April 9, 2019 - 6:40pm
April 7, 2019
Submitted/ The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed a portion of Highway 67 on Sunday due to a collapse of the road surface, shown here. The collapse occurred on a section of the road between the main entrance to the Upper Sioux Agency State Park and the entrance to the park's campground.
Flood damage closes section of state Highway 67
April 7, 2019 - 5:45pm
April 6, 2019
Forum News Service file photo 
Authorities said inattentive driving led to this two-­vehicle crash near New Richmond in 2015.
Law enforcement takes aim at distracted driving
April 6, 2019 - 8:15am
April 4, 2019
Tribune file photo

After years of planning, work on the Willmar Wye is set to begin this year. Trees, brush and stumps will soon be removed from the construction zone to prepare the site for road work as soon as ground can be worked.
Wye construction set to begin in west Willmar
April 4, 2019 - 8:16am
March 29, 2019
Highway 67 closed south of Granite Falls due to flooding
March 29, 2019 - 7:57am
March 16, 2019
Spring load limits start Tuesday north of Highway 12
March 16, 2019 - 2:55pm
March 13, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A catch basin on Willmar Avenue was opened up Wednesday to help decrease  street flooding from the rain and melting button
Snow-covered drains leave standing water in streets
March 13, 2019 - 10:20pm
March 12, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune 

A city of Willmar Public Works plow truck unloads snow Feb. 26 at the old airport in Willmar.
Long winter for Willmar Public Works
March 12, 2019 - 6:19am
March 1, 2019
Willmar Public Works photo 

The excess snow and parked cars along Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Streets Southeast in Willmar are making it very difficult for city plows to clear the street. The city Public Works Committee has approved parking restrictions on these streets through the winter.
New parking restrictions: Excess snow leads to parking ban on several narrow residential streets in southeast Willmar
March 1, 2019 - 6:42pm
February 27, 2019
Only the southern peak remains upright after the Zumbrota Covered Bridge roof collapsed Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Courtesy of David Grimsrud
Roof of Minnesota’s last covered bridge collapses, city plans repairs
February 27, 2019 - 2:56pm