Twin Cities' bridges are in better shape than the national average, according to a report coming out Wednesday. Still, 154 of the bridges in the region need significant repairs.
Footloose! Duluth scraps Prohibition-era ban on unlicensed dancing
Establishments had to have a license to allow the public to dance.
2 armed suspects rob victim at U of M concert hall
The two suspects pointed guns at the victim.
Nine police agencies called in for crowd control after 2 shot in West St. Paul
Police say a large group "attempted to take control" of part of the crime scene.
Brooklyn Center approves $1.3M public safety budget, including policing reforms
The city will use some money from the police department for the new programs.
Snow impacting morning commute across southern Minnesota
A quick inch could make a bit of a mess on the roads.
Minnesota United star allegedly hit teen with gun in Argentina
The 26-year-old could face charges in Argentina.
Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator
The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.
Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights
Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade
Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning
The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.
1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue
The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.
Report: Wind to blame for Sabo Bridge failure
Hennepin County and the city of Minneapolis released this press release Friday. In short, a preliminary report suggests that wind is to blame for the failure of two cable connections on the Martin Olav Sabo pedestrian and biking bridge in Minneapolis. The bridge was closed from Feb. 19 to June 1.
Survey says shoppers in metro plan to spend a little more on Christmas
The Pioneer Press reports Twin Cities consumers plan to spend about 3.4 percent more than this year -- more than the national average -- which might be a sign the local economy is doing a bit better than elsewhere.
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.
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.
U.S. Census report may not be adequate reflection of Minn. data, demographer says
According to a U.S. Census report release Wednesday, Minnesota's poverty rates and the rate of uninsured are under the national average. The report also says that household incomes in the state are rising. But the state demographer says the statistics aren't a good reflection of Minnesota because of the small sample size.
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.
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