Commute alert: Two bridges over I-35W struck in Bloomington

The City of Bloomington says the 86th Street bridge over Interstate 35W is closed after a vehicle driving on the freeway hit the bridge on Sunday.

Ramp to Hennepin/Lyndale from I-94 closes Monday

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Monday will close the ramp from westbound I-94 to Hennepin and Lyndale avenues in downtown Minneapolis.

Westbound I-94 in Lowry Hill Tunnel reopens after crash

April 20
The crash, which occurred shortly after 8 a.m., involved as many as six vehicles and had led to the closure of all westbound lanes through the tunnel.
Local
April 19

A rally and a call for long-term funding for roads, bridges and transit

Transportation advocates gathered on the State Capitol steps Wednesday to push legislators to pass a transportation funding bill before the 2017 session ends in about a month.
Local
April 19

Governor to lawmakers: Kill transparency measures

Two measures sought by government openness advocates are criticized by Gov. Mark Dayton.
Vikings
April 18

Fledgling Twin Cities Native Lacrosse receives $50,000 grant

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee announces grant to program for urban youth who play "the creator's game."
St. Paul
April 18

Teacher contract season begins in St. Paul

District seeks to get union's buy-in on Q Comp plan, shift away from hard class-size limits.
Local
April 18

Drivers get repair vouchers instead of tickets for broken car lights

Police in a number of metro area cities are handing out repair vouchers instead of tickets when they pull over motorists for broken headlights, taillights or turn signals.
Local
April 18

Advocates to speak out about proposed transit cuts during Tuesday rally

On Tuesday, transit advocates will hold a "No Cuts, No Hikes. Fund Transit Now" rally on the Green Line Capitol Station platform to express their concerns about plans they say would cut service by as much as 40 percent and likely bring a 25- to 50-cent fare increase.
Local
April 17

Westbound I-394 at Hwy. 100 back open following multi-car crash

The crash occurred about 7:57 a.m. just past the ramp leading to northbound Hwy. 100 and the Park Place-Xenia Avenue exit, and the traffic diversion is expected to last a while.
Local
April 17

Bridge repair project brings detours to County Road 42 in Burnsville

Monday is the day that Dakota County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation begin work on County Road 42 in Burnsville.
St. Paul
April 15

Enrollment slide to continue in St. Paul, consultant says

Hazel Reinhardt, former state demographer, offered update to school board members two years after she projected an upswing.
Local
April 14

Weekend traffic: Wild hockey and road construction are biggest traffic hassles

With it being Easter weekend, the calendar is light on major traffic-generating events, but do expect traffic jams to form in downtown St. Paul Friday ahead of the Wild-Blues playoff game at the Xcel Energy Center.
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Super Bowl LII
April 14

Volunteers still needed for 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis

More than 13,000 have submitted applications to help out at the big event, but the process will remain open into summer.
Local
April 14

No Minnesota-bound travelers detained by Trump's order, feds say

Customs and Border Protection has no records of any detentions from the Ports of Minnesota.
North Metro
April 13

Car crashes into freight train, causing Northstar delays

Commuters riding Northstar trains Thursday morning can expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes, Metro Transit says.
Local
April 13
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MnDOT announcing 2017 road, bridge projects today

MnDOT will outline the major road works that undoubtedly will bring more detours, delays and traffic disruptions. The list is as big as a mile-long traffic jam.
Local
April 11

Eleven teachers named Teacher of the Year finalists

The 53rd Minnesota Teacher of the Year program identifies 11 finalists.
Minneapolis
April 11

Street sweeping officially begins Tuesday in Minneapolis

Minneapolis residents and visitors, be careful where you park. No, it's not a snow emergency that will get your car towed, but rather, the annual spring street sweeping, which officially begins Tuesday.
Local
April 10

Potential fare hikes on Met Council's Transportation Committee's agenda Monday

The Met Council's Transportation Committee will meet Monday and it's expected to authorize a series of public meetings on potential fare adjustments for regular route transit, dial-a-ride transit and paratransit services.
Local
April 7

Light rail out of service until Monday in downtown Minneapolis

Repairs and maintenance will take portions of both Blue and Green light-rail trains off line from Friday night until Monday morning.
Local
April 6

Swing into Meet Minneapolis for a free bike safety check

To get people out on their two-wheelers, the organization that promotes the City of Lakes is offering free bike checks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at its office at 505 Nicollet Mall.
Local
April 5

Osseo school board votes to end contract with equity consulting group

Osseo Area school board votes to phase out of contract with the Pacific Educational Group.