The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) saved about $20 million last winter thanks to a milder temperatures and a below average snowfall. WCCO-TV reports that MnDOT spent $45.9 million on winter maintenance over the winter, down from $66.1 million the year before. The state says the extra cash will come in handy in other areas.
Standoff in Prior Lake: Man assaulted officer, broke into home
The suspect allegedly assault an officer outside Kwik Trip, fled and broke into a home.
Accumulating snow possible in Twin Cities next week
The storm system could arrive in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.
With Black Friday barely underway, Target reveals Cyber Monday deals
Plans for the two-day sale were revealed Friday morning.
Man waves replica assault weapon at drivers in downtown Minneapolis
The alarming incident was spotted by the new MPD chief, Brian O'Hara.
Stillwater police looking for suspect who stole vehicle with 1-year-old inside
The suspect abandoned the vehicle with the child still inside just 5 minutes after the theft.
Christmas movie filmed in Minnesota premieres on Hulu
The movie stars Jesse Bradford and Katie Lowes.
Suspected Bloomington restaurant killer arrested in Oklahoma
The 47-year-old Texas man was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
Minnetonka woman, 23, ID'd as victim killed in Minneapolis crash
The fatal crash happened near the Minneapolis Convention Center on Nov. 21.
More than 100 geese, ducks found dead on partially frozen MN lake
The discovery was made in Waseca at the weekend.
After losing sponsor, advocates fear Minneapolis' Nice Ride could shut down
They are calling on the city to provide financial support till a new sponsor is found.
Colleen Lindstrom announces departure from MyTalk radio show
Lindstrom's last broadcast on the long-running show will be Dec. 9.
MnDOT on standby for road buckles
With heavy traffic, humidity and temperatures hovering around the 90 degree mark, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says its ready to respond to any road buckling on the state's highways. MnDOT says so far, no roads have buckled due to the conditions.
MnDot saves more dough with less snow
The Minnesota Deparment of Transportation is saving big bucks due to light snowfalls this year. Officials say a large storm costs over $1 million to plow. The mild winter so far has allowed other maintenance more attention, like fixing potholes, streetlights and road signs.
Addressing controversy, MnDOT to put flags on metro bridges
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Friday that it will install U.S. flags on a number of bridges in the northwest Twin Cities metro area. The move comes after MnDOT faced numerous complaints from the public and a VFW in Brooklyn Park over the removal of flags illegally placed on bridges in the metro.
MnDOT releases list of 2012 construction projects
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will spend $1.1 billion on more than 300 projects across the state this year. Among the projects include improvements to railroad crossings, repair seawalls and docks and make improvements on runways and terminals at regional airports.
Flag feud pits VFW against MnDOT
After flying American flags for eight years over five highway overpasses, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has told the Palmer Lake VFW in Brooklyn Park to take them down, WCCO reports. For safety reasons, a state law forbids people from affixing objects to an overpass. But VFW officials say they should be able to fly the flag wherever they want.
State-of-the-art technology wheels in new bridge
Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation used a "self-propelled modular transporter" for the first time to move the Maryland Avenue bridge over Interstate 35E Saturday. Kent Barnard with MnDOT tells KARE 11 the new technology reduced closure time for the bridge deck by 50 percent.
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