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Highway 26 construction in Houston County begins Aug. 12


Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists can expect single-lane traffic on Highway 26 between

Highway 16 and the Iowa border beginning Monday, Aug. 12, as crews begin resurfacing the road and replacing culverts.



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



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



Mathy Construction, is the prime contractor for the $5.8 million project.



MnDOT 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.

Sen. Franken Working to Get More Minnesota Cops Bulletproof Vests

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) cosponsored legislation that would provide state and local governments in Minnesota and around the country with additional funding to purchase body armor for law enforcement. The legislation, sponsored b ..... 
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Deadly weekend puts state over 200 traffic deaths for 2013

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Preliminary reports of six traffic deaths this weekend has pushed Minnesota’s death count over the 200-mark for the year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. By comparison, the ..... 
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Governor Dayton Secures Disaster Declaration for June Storms

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL — Governor Mark Dayton secured a latest major disaster declaration following strong storms and flooding in June. President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for 18 Minnesota counties: Benton, Big Stone, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, ..... 
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Gov. Mark Dayton Appoints Destination Medical Center Board Members

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

By Mitchell Walbridge A big step for the Destination Medical Center project is underway, which is the formulation of the eight-member board that will have the task of overseeing the state’s largest-ever economic development project. The DMC Board ..... 
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Highway 16 detour change in Fillmore County

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The detour route for the Highway 16 resurfacing project between Spring Valley, Minn. and Preston, Minn. has been changed, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists will now be detoured using Highway 63 ..... 
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Department of Commerce joins multi-state effort on insurance climate change survey

By Kevin Blanchard

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MN – Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced today that Minnesota has joined with California, New York, Connecticut, and Washington State to require insurers to respond to the Climate Risk Survey adopted in ..... 
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State Unemployment Rate Dips to 5.2 Percent

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 5.2 percent in June, reaching its lowest point since May 2008, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). ..... 
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MSCOD State Fair booth to promote Emergency Awareness for People with Disabilities

Wed, Jul 17th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

The Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) will host a booth at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair from August 22nd –September 2nd. MSCOD’s booth will be located in the education building. The MSCOD’s booth will be open from 9:00 am – 9:00 ..... 
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