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308 Road Construction Projects Planned in 2014

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will undertake 308 road construction projects in 2014.
    
The $1.1 billion program includes 74 projects in the Twin Cities and 194 projects in Greater Minnesota. Those include bridge replacements on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park and street reconstruction in downtown Alexandria.

Small Area of Freezing Rain, Sleet Makes for Slick Spots

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A small area of freezing rain and mist along with a bit of sleet moved through the Twin Cities metro Friday morning.

After a mild day on Thursday with lots of melting, we are about to undergo a bit of a cool down, Ken says. Northwesterly winds on Friday afternoon and evening will slowly drop the temperatures back into familiar territory -- the single numbers.

State Patrol: Roads Worst They've Seen in 25 Years

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Snow from Thursday's storm is creating treacherous driving conditions in much of Minnesota, especially south of the Twin Cities metro. Drivers in western Wisconsin are also dealing with dangerous conditions.

Some Major Minn. Highways Reopening after Blizzard Conditions

Weather conditions in Bismark, where the blizzard in western Minnesota is coming from. - Photo: Erich Haugen

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reopening some major roadways closed earlier because of blowing and drifting snow.
    
Interstate 90 west of Albert Lea reopened Monday morning after snowplows cleared the lanes and winds subsided.

Minn. State Patrol Suffers Rash of Squad Crashes

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The Minnesota State Patrol says it has four damaged squad cars in recent days thanks to motorists who have slid into patrol cars on shoulders.
    
The four troopers involved weren't seriously hurt. But patrol officials say it's a good time for a reminder that people need to slow down and move over if possible when they see flashing lights.

Interstate 35 Closed Due to Deterioration of Pilings in Duluth

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State transportation officials have closed a section of Interstate 35 in Duluth after an inspection found a deteriorating support piling.
    

Northstar Routes Modified on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

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Northstar riders may need to change their schedule a bit during the holiday season.

Metro Transit announced that the Northstar Link Route 887 won’t be in service on Thanksgiving Day and will run a modified schedule the following Friday, Nov. 29.