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.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, January 24
Case levels remain very high in Minnesota.
Woman killed in St. Paul's North End identified as 31-year-old
A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the shooting.
Mom pleads guilty to sex trafficking young daughter
Her trial was set to begin this week.
Homes shot at randomly in Wisconsin; residents nearly struck
The people inside the homes were nearly struck, according to the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office.
Charges: Man killed roommate's 4 pet ferrets after argument
He told police he swears one of the ferrets was "laughing and breathing" as he kept shooting it in the head, charges state.
St. Cloud 27-year-old ID'd as victim of homicide near U of M
The shooting, which also injured two others, occurred Thursday near the 500 block of 15th Avenue South.
Liquor store employee shot twice while trying to stop shoplifter
No arrests have been made.
Testimony to begin in federal trial of 3 former Minneapolis cops
Opening statements begin Monday.
What happens to the Vikings if Aaron Rodgers leaves the NFC North?
Rodgers said he isn't interested in rebuilding in Green Bay, is it time for the Vikings to pounce or stay the course?
Sheriff: Men found unresponsive in garage died of cocaine overdose
Two of the three men found unresponsive in an Eyota garage last week died of a drug overdose, a preliminary autopsy found.
Ant's injury clouds Timberwolves' victory over the Nets
The Timberwolves star was injured in the final minutes on Sunday night.
Governors of Minnesota and Wisconsin bridge political divide, send letter to president
They may come from opposing political philosophies, but Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker are speaking with one voice on the St. Croix River bridge project. The two governors sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to quickly sign legislation that clears the way for bridge.
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.
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.
Backers of new Stillwater bridge make their case in D.C.
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.
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.
Governors meet in Stillwater to celebrate future St. Croix River bridge
Gov. Mark Dayton and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker held a joint celebration Friday afternoon near the 81-year-old Stillwater Lift Bridge. It comes after President Obama signed the bill to exempt the new crossing from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Construction on the $675 million four-lane bridge is likely to begin in early 2014 and take three years to complete.
Three-month shutdown of Stillwater bridge is glimpse of future
The Stillwater lift bridge is shutting down Monday for three months of repairs. Many in the city find it a relief to be freed from the traffic congestion of Wisconsin commuters. Some consider it a preview of what life will be like once a new St. Croix River bridge opens in Oak Park Heights in another four or five years.
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