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MnDOT Uses New Tool to Show Impact of Heavy Vehicles on Roads

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is using a new tool to look at the impact of heavy vehicles on the state's roads.

Researchers from the Local Road Research Board created a new method to help city and county engineers calculate the damage to pavement beyond what was planned in the original design.

Expect Extra DWI Enforcement this Super Bowl Weekend

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding people to find a sober ride this Super Bowl Sunday.

Officials from DPS along with former Minnesota Viking Chuck Foreman held a news conference Thursday to warn drivers that there will be extra DWI patrols on Minnesota roads this weekend.

Metro Transit Offering Reliable Northstar Rides - or Your Money Back

Metro Transit is offering a deal to riders who have been frustrated by delays on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line – free rides if the train is at least 11 minutes late.

Miller Lite Offers Free Rides on New Year's Eve

Miller Lite is offering free rides on Metro Transit bus, light rail and commuter rail routes for revelers celebrating the New Year.

Rides begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, and run until 3 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1.

MnDOT Works Around the Clock to Ease Tuesday Commute

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has had plows and salt trucks running around the clock to deal with the accumulating snow around the state.

Cost to Plow

More than 8K Ticketed During Minn. Seat Belt Campaign

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Thousands of Minnesotans were ticketed for not wearing their seat belts during an enforcement campaign last month.

From Oct. 10-26, law enforcement officials ticketed 8,080 drivers and passengers around the state, which is down from the 8,297 that were ticketed last October during the initiative, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Law Enforcement Steps up Patrols on Minn. Roads this Halloween

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More DWI patrols will be out this Halloween not only because it’s a holiday, but also because it falls on a Friday.

From 2010 to 2012, more than 88,000 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated. More than 67,000 of those arrests were made in the top 25 counties for DWI arrests.

The counties with extra patrols are list below, and ranked in order: