A coalition of local city officials and residents are in Washington D.C. to meet with lawmakers and lobby for speedy passage of a bill that would clear the way for the new bridge.
Study: Excessive drinking cost Minnesotans almost $8 billion in 2019
The study was published by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.
Mall of America shooting suspects arrested in Chicago
The two suspects were spotted leaving a barber shop.
Walz: Increased state law enforcement presence to stay in Twin Cities
A multi-agency effort to curb crime will go on until further notice.
Boy, 7, who drowned in south Minneapolis pool identified
The incident happened in June.
Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation
There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.
Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash
The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.
Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban
A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.
6 transportation projects in Minnesota get $100M federal funding
The projects extend to areas all across the state.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 9
The number of cases in the latest reporting period dropped compared to the previous week's update.
Five rescued as boat crashes into break wall at Superior port of entry
All five escaped serious injury.
Bill in Congress to cap cost of Stillwater bridge threatens project
A bill in Congress would limit the use of federal funds for the crossing at $574 million. That's significantly lower than the project's estimated $700 million price tag. Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison says he's not against building the bridge but says the price is just too high. The group lobbying for the crossing says that cost also includes highway improvements in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.
30 lawmakers in Minnesota, Wisconsin sign letter opposing Stillwater bridge
The state legislators signed a letter to federal lawmakers opposing a plan to build a $700 million bridge that would replace the current lift bridge. Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and Gov. Dayton have spoken out in favor of the bridge. The legislators who signed the letter say the money could be better spent elsewhere.
Stillwater Lift Bridge to close for 4 months
The Stillwater Lift Bridge will close Monday for four months while MnDot crews make repairs. The bridge will not reopen until late December. The lift span will open to boat traffic on Sundays from Oct. 15 through Nov. 5 and will also not open again until late December.
100 Central Minn. Girl Scouts travel to D.C. for 100th anniversary event
Central Minnesota's Girl Scout troops will be well represented at the 100th anniversary of the organization Saturday in Washington, D.C. About 100 local Girl Scouts will appear on behalf of more than 35 troops. About 200,000 people are expected to attend the Girl Scouts Rock the Mall sing-a-long event at the National Mall.
Decades of debate could be near end as Stillwater bridge bill moves to U.S. Senate floor
A Senate committee earlier overwhelmingly approved the bill sponsored by Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar. An identical bill is pending on the House floor. The proposed span would replace the historic lift bridge, which has seen traffic congestion and structural repairs increase over the years.
New exhibit honors I-35W bridge collapse rescue workers
A new exhibit opened Saturday at the Firefighters Hall and Museum in northeast Minneapolis to commemorate the efforts of rescue workers after the Interstate 35W bridge collapse on Aug. 1, 2007. Titled "81 Minutes: After the Bridge Collapse," the exhibit chronicles the training that happened ahead of the collapse and the collaboration between firefighters and residents after.
5 years after I-35W bridge collapse, bridge repair program halfway complete
Minnesota is on track to meet a 2018 deadline to repair or replace 136 bridges that have been identified as having the most serious deficiencies, as part of a 10-year, $2.5 billion program. State lawmakers created the program just a few months after the I-35W bridge plunged into the Mississippi River during the peak of evening rush hour on Aug. 1, 2007, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others.
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