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Twin Cities traffic congestion drops slightly in 2011

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports freeway congestion decreased between 2010 and 2011. The economy, gas prices and transit ridership are some of the factors that affect congestion levels.
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports freeway congestion decreased between 2010 and 2011. The economy, gas prices and transit ridership are some of the factors that affect congestion levels.

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