Wednesday traffic: More trouble on I-694 in Oakdale

Wednesday traffic: More trouble on I-694 in Oakdale

Things just keep getting worse in Oakdale. This is the third wreck on I-694 between 10th Street and Old Hwy. 5 this morning.

Tuesday traffic: A pair of crashes leads to trouble for Hwy. 169 drivers

July 17
Tuesday traffic: A pair of crashes leads to trouble for Hwy. 169 drivers
Just as things looked to be improving for southbound Hwy. 169 drivers, a second crash has popped up.

Monday traffic: Congestion starting to loosen on the system

July 16
Monday traffic: Congestion starting to loosen on the system
A flurry of crashes on the system strangled traffic on several major routes, but at 8:30 a.m., most have cleared allowing traffic to recover.
Variety
July 13
Wise Acre Eatery, 5401 Nicollet Av. S., Minneapolis, is one of two former gas stations at that intersection converted to other uses.

How a corner gas station can make a Twin Cities neighborhood vibrant

Corner gas stations can invite visitors to linger, and hopefully enjoy an urban neighborhood.
Local
July 13

Portions of two metro area freeways will shut down this weekend

Yes, there are freeway closures on tap for the weekend, but for once it's not in downtown Minneapolis. This time it's drivers in the north and south metro who get to play the game of finding an alternate route.
Local
July 13
Friday traffic: Semi crash closes northbound I-35W in Roseville

Friday traffic: Semi crash closes northbound I-35W in Roseville

A semitrailer truck crashed on the curve of northbound I-35W just past the split with Hwy. 36 in Roseville just after 6 a.m. Friday.
Local
July 12
Thursday traffic: Slow going on I-94 in Minneapolis

Thursday traffic: Slow going on I-94 in Minneapolis

An earlier crash on eastbound I-94 at Hwy. 101 in Rogers is causing traffic to stack up on both I-94 and Hwy. 101.
Local
July 11
Wednesday traffic: Crash clears on Hwy. 610, but big delays remain

Wednesday traffic: Crash clears on Hwy. 610, but big delays remain

It took more than an hour to clear, but a three-vehicle crash at Broadway is now out of the way. It's still stop and go back to Hwy. 252.
Local
July 10
Congestion on Twin Cities freeways dropped slightly over the past year according to a new analysis of metro area freeways released by the Minnesota De

Metro area freeway congestion drops slightly, MnDOT study finds

Congestion on Twin Cities freeways dropped slightly over the past year according to an analysis of metro area freeways released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Local
July 10
Tuesday traffic: Crash tangles traffic on the Crosstown

Tuesday traffic: Crash tangles traffic on the Crosstown

A two-car crash on the westbound Crosstown at Lyndale Avenue is creating a traffic jam with delays extending back to Portland Avenue at 8:40 a.m.
Local
July 9
Monday traffic: Crash on I-35E in St. Paul is latest trouble spot

Monday traffic: Crash on I-35E in St. Paul is latest trouble spot

The latest hot spot at 8:20 a.m. is southbound I-35E at Roselawn Avenue. A wreck is making the trip from I-694 to downtown St. Paul about 12 to 15 minutes.
Local
July 6
Road work ramps up with weekend work; more projects start next week

Road work ramps up with weekend work; more projects start next week

Road construction took a short break for Independence Day, but with the Wednesday holiday in the rear view mirror, it's back to work on projects already underway and full slate of projects that begin on Monday.
Local
July 6
Friday traffic: A commuter's paradise

Friday traffic: A commuter's paradise

Oh, if every commute could be like this. Drivers can keep their foot on the gas pedal or click on the cruise control because there is not much in the way of traffic to slow them down.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
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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
July 5
Thursday traffic: Light levels of traffic leading to quick commutes

Thursday traffic: Light levels of traffic leading to quick commutes

With light levels of traffic, there is plenty of room on the highways and freeways Thursday morning.
Local
July 3
Tuesday traffic: Hwy. 41 over Minnesota River in Chaska reopens

Tuesday traffic: Hwy. 41 over Minnesota River in Chaska reopens

The best news of the day is that the Hwy. 41 crossing over the Minnesota River in Chaska has reopened, according to the Carver County Sheriff's Office.
Blogs
June 29

June 10, 1871: How mosquitoes bite

The mosquito has a proboscis like an elephant, only not so large. It will, however, look nearly as large under a good microscope.
Local
June 29
Friday traffic: Light traffic volumes, few crashes make for fine commute

Friday traffic: Light traffic volumes, few crashes make for fine commute

It sort of has that holiday feel out there as traffic levels are light across the system.
Local
June 28
Thursday traffic: Still ugly on I-94 in Hudson

Thursday traffic: Still ugly on I-94 in Hudson

A crash on the Hudson Bridge has just cleared, but another wreck adds to the damage on westbound I-94. This is traffic at a standstill as far back as Carmichael Road in Hudson. Big delays.
Local
June 27
Wednesday traffic: Slow and go on Hwy. 169 in Shakopee

Wednesday traffic: Slow and go on Hwy. 169 in Shakopee

With Hwy. 41 over the Minnesota River and other crossings closed, too, motorists are opting to use Hwy. 169 in Shakopee to make the trip north. Be ready for heavy conditions coming up from places such as Prior Lake, Shakopee, Belle Plaine and points south and west.
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 15 hours 50 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
June 26
Tuesday traffic: Crash clears on I-35W in south Minneapolis

Tuesday traffic: Crash clears on I-35W in south Minneapolis

A wreck that blocked the left lane of southbound I-35W near 42nd Street has cleared. That three-vehicle wreck plugged up traffic back to near downtown. As of 7:55 a.m., the vehicles involved have moved out of the way but it's still crowded in the immediate area.
Local
June 25
Monday traffic: Light levels of traffic make for swift commute

Monday traffic: Light levels of traffic make for swift commute

Drivers heading into downtown Minneapolis on westbound I-94 have plenty of company Monday morning, but no major backups in sight.
Local
June 22
Friday traffic: Slow-downs forming on I-94 in Minneapolis

Friday traffic: Slow-downs forming on I-94 in Minneapolis

As the peak of the rush hour approaches, traffic is getting tight on westbound I-94 heading into downtown Minneapolis. Speeds drop around the Mississippi River and it's snug over to the Lowry Hill Tunnel.
Local
June 21
Distracted driver hits Edina squad while trying to find her phone

Distracted driver hits Edina squad while trying to find her phone

The driver admitted she was tired and was reaching to grab her phone with the collision occurred just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.