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Road construction update


Wed, Apr 10th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

As Minnesotans, we know what follows melting snow and warmer temperatures: construction season. The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently released their 2013 construction project program that outlines 300 projects set to begin across Minnesota during the 2013 MnDOT construction season that will improve our state’s highways, bridges, transportation and infrastructure. Below is information on projects that will be taking place in Fillmore, Houston and Winona Counties.



Fillmore County:



Highway 16

Description: Alternate design – full depth reclamation and bituminous surfacing or concrete overlay on Hwy 16 from Lanesboro to Rushford. This project is about 18 miles.

Construction Dates: May – October 2013

Construction Estimate: $6.5 million

Traffic Impacts: Hwy 16 closed. Detour is Hwy 250, Hwy 30 and Hwy 43

Status: Contract to be let on April 5, 2013



Highway 16

Description: Bituminous mill and overlay on Hwy 16 from Hwy 52 to Lanesboro. This project is about 6 miles.

Construction Dates: June – September 2013

Construction Estimate: $1,974,786

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures with flaggers and pilot car. One short detour (about one month) will be in effect during culvert replacements. Detour is Fillmore County Road 17 and Fillmore County Road 8.

Status: Contract let on January 25, 2013 – Dunn Blacktop Co/Division of Mathy Construction



Highway 16

Description: Bituminous mill and overlay on Hwy 16 from Spring Valley to Preston. This project is about 15 miles.

Construction Dates: June – September 2013

Construction Estimate: $5,241,048

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures with flaggers and pilot car. Two short term detours (about one month) will be in effect during culvert replacements. One detour is Hwy 63 and Fillmore County Road 12. The other detour is Fillmore County Road 5, Hwy 80 and Hwy 52.

Status: Contract to be let on April 5, 2013



Highway 80

Description: Bituminous mill and overlay on Hwy 80 from Hwy 16 to Hwy 52. This project is about 8 miles.

Construction Dates: Fall 2013

Construction Estimate: $1.3 million

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National Agricultural Statistics Service, Minnesota Field Office resumes weekly crop and weather reports

Tue, Apr 9th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Beginning today, Minnesota farmers can turn to a vital source for information on their crops and weather by referring to the weekly crop and weather report from the Minnesota Field Office of the United States Department of Agricu ..... 
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Westbound I-90 lane closure at Dresbach Bridge in Wisconsin begins April 11

Tue, Apr 9th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists on westbound Interstate 90 will experience lane closures on the Wisconsin side of the Dresbach Bridge, beginning Thursday, April 11, as construction activities continue for the I-90 bridge project.  The Mississippi ..... 
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Farm Program Funding Priorities Called Out of Step

Tue, Apr 9th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - There is still no new Farm Bill, and The Center for Rural Affairs says there needs to be a change in priorities in how the nation's farm programs are funded. Executive director Chuck Hassebrook pointed out that those programs that i ..... 
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Rep. Davids continues fight for Mayo Clinic’s Destination Medical Center

Thu, Mar 28th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN - One of the top priorities of the 2013 legislative session, according to State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) is creating jobs for unemployed Minnesotans. A proposal that would help build a Destination Medical Center for the ..... 
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MnDOT announces 2013 state road construction program

Tue, Mar 26th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn.—More than 300 construction projects scheduled for 2013 will do much to improve highways, bridges and other state transportation infrastructure to ensure the safety and mobility of the travelling public, the Minnesota Department of ..... 
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LAWMAKERS POISED TO ADDRESS ONGOING DROUGHT

Tue, Mar 26th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

According to a report released last week by the U.S. Drought Monitor, large portions of northwest, west central, southwest, and south central Minnesota face extreme drought conditions. In fact, 67 percent of our state’s land was identified as expe ..... 
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Franken, Members of Senate Judiciary Committee Introduce Legislation To Restore Consumer Choice: Users Can “Unlock” Their Cellphones Under Bipartisan Bill

Mon, Mar 11th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

WASHINGTON, D.C. [3/12/13] –U.S Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and a bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation on Monday that would restore the ability of consumers to more easily transfer their cell phones to other wireless carriers. The ..... 
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MNGOP Statement Regarding Governor Dayton's All-Tax Budget

Mon, Mar 11th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

St. Paul – This morning, Governor Dayton announced he will drop the business to business portion of his tax plan. Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Pat Shortridge and Deputy Chairwoman Kelly Fenton issued the following statement: “This is ..... 
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