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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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