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Dresbach rest area, ramp closure to begin April 15


Tue, Apr 15th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds motorists that the Dresbach Intestate 90 rest area and travel information center near La Crosse, Wis., will close for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 15.

The closure of the facility, as well as the westbound I-90 off-ramp to southbound Highway 61, is due to the Dresbach Bridge construction over the Mississippi River.

Motorists traveling I-90 west from La Crosse, Wis., to Minnesota will encounter a ramp closure exiting I-90 westbound to southbound Highway 61. Motorists should follow westbound I-90 and take the Dresbach exit (273 B&A) to eastbound I-90. The detour is approximately 6 miles and will add approximately 10 minutes of travel time.

This detour will be in effect until 2016.

The Traveler Information Center and rest area, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service boat launch will also be closed during this time. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources boat landing at the site will remain open.

These closures are necessary as crews continue bridge construction.

This $187.5 million project is a cooperative effort between the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of Transportation and will continue through 2016.

MnDOT urges motorists to follow these recommendations in work zones:

• Stay alert

• Watch for signs, equipment and workers

• Minimize distractions, such as using cell phones, eating or drinking

• Avoid tailgating

• Follow posted speed limits and directional signs

• Stay in one lane while driving through a work zone



For more information about the Dresbach Bridge project, or the Mississippi River Trail detour, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/dresbachbridge.

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

MnDOT kicks off 2014 construction season

Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Note: Media in southeastern Minnesota can watch the video at MnDOT’s Rochester headquarters (2900 48th St. N.W.) and learn about all of the construction projects in southeastern Minnesota that are scheduled this summer. District Engineer Jeff Vlami ..... 
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State loses 100 jobs in February

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Employers cut 100 jobs in February, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The loss, combined with a revised gain of 800 jobs in January, brought total job g ..... 
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State employers add 600 jobs in January

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota employers added 600 jobs in January, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency also released revised figures that show the state gained 12, ..... 
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St. Patrick’s Day weekend leads to more than 495 motorist arrests

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL — Extra DWI patrols for St. Patrick’s Day weekend resulted in the arrest of 495 motorists for DWI, according to preliminary reports from Minnesota law enforcement agencies. As of 9 a.m. Monday, March 17there were 420 arrests, with an ad ..... 
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Governor Mark Dayton speaks out about budget forecast

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

The latest state budget forecast is great news for Minnesota! For the first time in seven years, the forecast is predicting budget surpluses for our state’s current biennium and the next one. When I took office three years ago, the 2011 forecast p ..... 
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Minnesota Department of Revenue offers tips when filing income taxes

Thu, Mar 20th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

St. Paul, Minn. – With the income tax filing season in full swing, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is offering helpful tips for taxpayers when filing their income taxes. The department encourages taxpayers to choose Direct Deposit, allowing for ..... 
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Commerce Department Files Statement of Charges in Senior Fraud Swindle Case

Thu, Mar 20th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MN – Late yesterday, the Minnesota Department of Commerce filed an order to show cause and statement of charges against Barbara Stark and Susan Walker, former Ameriprise Financial Services agents. The outcome will determine civil penal ..... 
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Minnesota roads see 12 traffic fatalities in 10 day period

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL – At least 12 people were killed on Minnesota roads since February 28, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). Since January 1, 51 people have died on Minnesota roads, two more than this t ..... 
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