Minnesota Department of Transportation contractors repaved an eight-mile stretch of Interstate 35 north of the Twin Cities, but MnDOT did not contract for shoulder improvements. So when the roadwork was done, there was a 5/8-inch drop-off to the shoulder. "It's a safety issue and we'll get on it right away," a MnDOT spokesman told the Star Tribune. He called it a rare mistake.
Report: Dalvin Cook has dislocated shoulder, will undergo MRI
The Vikings running back was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.
Watch: Kirk Cousins lines up under guard on critical 4th down play
Kirk Cousins went "Full Kirk" at the worst possible time.
Dalvin Cook injured, Vikings drop crucial game against 49ers
The Vikings couldn't stop the Niners' rushing attack in a 34-26 loss.
Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake
Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.
Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning
Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.
16-year-old Apple Valley girl killed in ATV crash near Brainerd
The crash occurred Thanksgiving Day.
Colorado man killed after driving into ditch in Becker County
The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win
First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.
5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl
A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.
MnDot: weekend construction closes parts of I-35 & I-694
Key stretches of freeway will be closed at 10 p.m. Friday night, according to MnDOT. Westbound Interstate 694/Hwy. 10 will be closed between I-35E and I-35W for an overpass demolition. While southbound I-35W between Hwy 13 and Burnsville will close, too. Both are set to reopen 5 a.m. Monday.
MnDOT: Deadline for plan to replace St. Croix bridge 'no longer valid'
Earlier this year, Gov. Mark Dayton set a Sept. 30 deadline to having a plan in place. A MnDOT spokesman now tells MPR News that the date is 'no longer valid' and haven't established a new deadline.
MnDOT seeking public comment on 50-year transportation plan
The Department of Transportation says the draft was created based on input from a diverse group of Minnesotans over the past few months. A public hearing is scheduled for next week at MnDOT offices across the state and online.
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 proposes new bridge over Mississippi in Winona
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has recommended building a new two-lane Highway 43 bridge across the Mississippi River, adjacent and just upstream from the existing span, the Winona Daily News reports.
20-mile traffic jam? I-94 resurfacing project could make it happen
Crews started work Monday on an Interstate 94 resurfacing project that will create traffic jams south of St. Cloud until next summer. The seven mile stretch of highway carries more than 40,000 people a day. Transportation officials warn that during peak times the backups could extend as far as 20 miles.
MnDOT pays $30K in worker death
Michael Struck, 39, was swept away by floodwaters last March while clearing debris from culverts on Highway 169 near Cleveland, Minnesota. An investigation found that the Minnesota Department of Transportation failed to ensure that the safety equipment Struck was using was positioned correctly.
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