When the I-35W bridge collapsed, the department official in charge of emergency response was at a conference; she didn't return for 10 days.
Updated: September 19, 2007, - 12:00 AM
Sonia Kay Morphew Pitt, in charge of emergency management, has traveled extensively at taxpayer expense.
Updated: September 18, 2007, - 10:17 PM
MnDOT says the hole, which was filled with concrete less than a month before the bridge collapse, did not affect the bridge's integrity.
Updated: September 05, 2007, - 12:03 AM
The Eagan man looked like a tough customer, but he was known for his compassion for airline workers.
Updated: August 25, 2007, - 07:57 PM
Plans to reinforce the bridge were well underway when the project came to a screeching halt in January amid concerns about safety and cost.
Updated: August 18, 2007, - 04:36 PM
J. Richard Capka, the federal highway administrator, was forced out in Massachusetts over the "Big Dig."
Updated: August 14, 2007, - 12:16 AM
The Interstate 35W bridge should have handled the extra weight, but investigators are considering it as a possible factor.
Updated: August 09, 2007, - 11:24 PM
As police released an official list of the vanished, the state said it wants to start work in October.
Updated: August 04, 2007, - 11:04 PM
As the death toll rose to five, divers struggled in the murky river. "It's a terrible mess, quite honestly," Sheriff Rich Stanek said.
Updated: August 03, 2007, - 11:46 PM