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Highway 43 construction in Fillmore and Winona counties begins May 2


Fri, Apr 29th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Motorists can expect single-lane traffic on Highway 43 between Rushford and Interstate 90 when crews begin resurfacing the road Monday, May 2, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Flaggers and a pilot car will control traffic throughout the project, which is scheduled to continue through June, weather permitting.

When the project is complete, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway with new guardrail.

Dunn Blacktop Co., a division of Mathy Construction, is the prime contractor for the $2,381,130 project.

Mn/DOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.

INCREASED ENFORCEMENT TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST TEXTING, DRIVER DISTRACTION

Wed, Apr 20th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota





ST. PAUL - Distracted drivers will be the total focus of law enforcement officers statewide on Thursday, April 21. Nearly 400 agencies will increase patrols to ticket drivers who exhibit distracted driving behavior, and as a result, ..... 
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Monitoring for radioactive materials from Japan continues in state

Fri, Apr 8th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

As anticipated, routine monitoring by the Minnesota Department of Health has found trace amounts of radioactive material likely from the damaged Japanese nuclear power plants in air samples taken in March from St. Paul and two other locations. The a ..... 
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Guardrail installation scheduled in Fillmore County

Fri, Apr 8th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

Motorists can expect brief lane closures as crews install guardrail on various highways in Fillmore, County beginning Monday, April 11. Flaggers will control traffic during the lane closures.

Highway Technologies, Inc., is the prime contract ..... 
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Report Finds Air Pollution Harms Minnesota Fish & Wildlife

Thu, Mar 17th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



(Saint Paul) - Local sportsmen called for cleaning up Minnesota's dirty air as the U.S. EPA announces new plans to limit mercury and in response to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The NWF report finds that a number o ..... 
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Health officials investigate three more measles cases in Hennepin County

Thu, Mar 17th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



Three more measles cases have been confirmed by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) since state health officials announced a case of measles in an infant on March 4.

MDH is working closely with Hennepin County Public Health staff ..... 
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MDA laboratory testing confirms E. coli O157:H7 in recalled hazelnuts

Fri, Mar 11th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) laboratory has confirmed E. coli O157:H7 contamination of in-shell hazelnuts (also known as filberts) collected from the home of an ill Minnesotan. The contaminated hazelnuts are part of a multi-state re ..... 
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Unemployment rate falls to 6.7 percent

Fri, Mar 4th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota unemployment rate declined to a seasonally adjusted 6.7 percent in January, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

The rate, which was 0.2 perce ..... 
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Health officials investigate case of measles in Hennepin County infant

Fri, Mar 4th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



The Minnesota Department of Health is working closely with Hennepin County Public Health and Hennepin County Medical Center in investigating a case of measles in an infant who lives in Minneapolis.

The child became ill in late Februar ..... 
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