MnDOT getting snowplow drivers ready for the season

MnDOT getting snowplow drivers ready for the season

Don't be surprised if you see a snow plow on Hwy. 10 near Little Falls, Minn., this week. Yes, that's right, we're talking snow plows.

Crosstown closure and lane restrictions on I-35W will be weekend's biggest traffic disruptions

September 21
Commuters passed by ongoing road construction on I-35W during the evening rush hour Friday, June 15, 2018.
The first weekend of fall will have drivers seeing plenty of orange around the metro area, especially along the Crosstown as the Minnesota Department of Transportation closes the eastbound lanes from Interstate 494 to Hwy. 100. Next weekend the westbound lanes close.

Brooks: Remember the Tale of Two Splinters? Here's more from the annals of health-care haggling

September 19
Sometimes, what you pay for health care in America depends on how loudly you scream when the bill arrives.
Sometimes, what you pay for health care in America depends on how loudly you scream when the bill arrives.
Staff Directory
September 24

Jennifer Brooks

Blogs
September 19

May 8, 1984: Kirby Puckett's first day in the majors

Puckett made his major league debut on May 8, 1984, going 4-for-5 in a 5-0 Twins victory over the Angels. His debut would have come a day earlier but for some unexpected delays.
North Metro
September 19
Finally finished, Hwy. 169 now at full strength in Champlin

Finally finished, Hwy. 169 now at full strength in Champlin

MnDOT has completed work on the highway, and this week has reopened all lanes in both directions between Hwy. 610 and the Mississippi River bridge.
Local
September 17
MnDOT looking to add MnPass lanes to alleviate 494 congestion

MnDOT looking to add MnPass lanes to alleviate 494 congestion

The public is asked to weigh in on plans to add a carpool lane and identify other improvements they'd like to see to make traffic on I-494 flow better through an online survey up for a month.
Minneapolis
September 14
Dave Hughes, the Republican opponent to U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, spoke at the Republican state convention in Duluth on June 1, 2018.

Peterson's opponent looks for opening in Trump-backing district

In the Seventh, longtime Democrat is facing a challenge from the right.
Local
September 14

I-35W in Minneapolis won't be closed all weekend, but part of the Blue Line will

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has called off this weekend's full closure of I-35W, but a Friday night closure of the northbound lanes of the freeway between the Crosstown and downtown Minneapolis will linger into Saturday morning.
Local
September 12
Despite daily records, overall State Fair bus ridership falls

Despite daily records, overall State Fair bus ridership falls

Metro Transit reported overall ridership was down 9 percent in 2018 when compared to 2017. MVTA saw a slight drop while SouthWest Transit set a new ridership record.
Local
September 7
Downtown motorists could get blocked with football traffic this weekend

Downtown motorists could get blocked with football traffic this weekend

Road construction takes a back seat to football as this weekend's biggest traffic hassles may come with the Vikings' home opener Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium and Gophers playing Saturday evening at TCF Bank Stadium.
Local
September 6
Crashes lead to long commute times

Crashes lead to long commute times

The Thursday morning commute has led to some murderous travel times as crashes litter the freeway system.
National
September 6
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) holds up documents during the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Dona

Klobuchar joins Senate Democrats in pushing back on Kavanaugh

She cited an article he wrote for the Minnesota Law Review to question his views on presidential power.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 8 hours 15 mins. ago
Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.
Local
September 5

Wednesday's I-94 closure in downtown Minneapolis called off

MnDOT has called off Wednesday's closure so all lanes will remain open overnight.
Local
September 5
Crashes hamper late Wednesday rush hour

Crashes hamper late Wednesday rush hour

As the Wednesday rush hour moves into its final stages, the system is littered with a number of crashes.
Local
September 4
Traffic crammed on I-94 in Minneapolis; rollover clears on Hwy. 65 in Fridley

Traffic crammed on I-94 in Minneapolis; rollover clears on Hwy. 65 in Fridley

Westbound I-94 remains crammed from Cedar Avenue to the Lowry Hill Tunnel. One of two crashes has cleared, but the one that remains near Chicago Avenue has traffic crawling in the area.
Blogs
September 2

Feb. 8, 1948: Meet Minnesota's best family doctor

In 1948, the State Medical Association honored Dr. William Wallace Will as Minnesota's outstanding general practitioner in recognition of his four decades of work caring for the people of Bertha, Minn.
Local
August 31
Man captures his love for Northstar line with new German polka

Man captures his love for Northstar line with new German polka

Make no bones about it, Josh Larson is a huge fan of the Northstar commuter rail line.
Local
August 31
Friday traffic: An easy commute with few issues

Friday traffic: An easy commute with few issues

Friday's generally serve up lighter volumes of traffic, and so far that's the case. The busiest routes may be those leading out of town as travelers take advantage of the Labor Day weekend.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com T
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 14 hours 37 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
August 30
Crashes, congestion mar late rush hour commute

Crashes, congestion mar late rush hour commute

The rush hour slogs along on many routes as congestion and wrecks tangle traffic.
Local
August 29
Wednesday traffic: Miserable on I-694 in New Brighton

Wednesday traffic: Miserable on I-694 in New Brighton

The drive on I-694 between I-35W and Hwy. 252 has become a grind, with 12 to 15 minutes in each direction.
Local
August 28
Tuesday traffic: Crash brings big delays on I-35W in Lexington

Tuesday traffic: Crash brings big delays on I-35W in Lexington

A stalled vehicle on eastbound I-94 at Riverside Avenue is the only problem on the system, but that does not mean travel will be quick.
Local
August 27

In rematch with Jason Lewis, Angie Craig seeks stronger connection with voters

Rival Jason Lewis still has more name recognition.