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MnDOT Installs Temporary Pedestrian Bridge in Winona after Semi Crash

The pedestrian bridge as seen from Google Maps before being damaged - Photo: Google Maps

A temporary pedestrian bridge is in place over Highway 14 in Winona after a semi hit the old one.

The bridge near St. Mary’s University of Minnesota was severely damaged last month and then removed. City officials say it was built in 1963 and wasn’t scheduled to be replaced within the next 10-year planning cycle.

Minnesota Cities Face Truck Shortage for Road Salt

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Cities in the St. Cloud area are facing a shortage of trucks for hauling road salt amid an extended construction season.

Minnesota to Pay Farmers for Leaving Corn Stalks

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Minnesota officials are offering to pay farmers who leave corn stalks standing along highways this winter to help keep snow from drifting.

Buckle Up – Extra Seat Belt Enforcement Begins

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Drivers, remember to buckle up! Extra seat belt enforcement begins this weekend as part of the Click It or Ticket campaign.

Nearly 400 law enforcement agencies around the state will be focusing on seat belt violations during the initiative, which runs from Oct. 10-26. It’s coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety.

Winona Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Crews ceremonially broke ground on the Winona Bridge crossing the Mississippi River.

Northstar Service to Restart this Weekend after Freight Train Derails in Ramsey

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A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train with about 16 empty cars derailed Friday in Ramsey.

Because of the derailment, the Northstar commuter rail service was canceled between Big Lake and Ramsey. The two lines use the same tracks.

Construction Slows Traffic for Memorial Day Weekend

Traffic was backed up on I-94 in Monticello. - Photo: MnDOT Traffic Cam

Minnesotans are getting ready to hit the road this weekend, but roads are backed up due to construction.

Both east and westbound lanes of Interstate 94 in Monticello closed Thursday night between County Road 18 and Highway 25. The portion of I-94 was reduced to one lane after a pavement failure around 1 p.m. Friday, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.