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.

Distracted driver hits Edina squad while trying to find her phone

June 21
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.

Thursday traffic: Major delays continue on I-94 in Maple Grove, Mpls.

June 21
Thursday traffic: Major delays continue on I-94 in Maple Grove, Mpls.
Traffic on eastbound I-94 is getting back up to freeway speed after a wreck in the vicinity of Hwy. 610 in Maple Grove has cleared.
Minneapolis
June 20
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon

Minn. voting chief urges U.S. senators to shore up election security

Secretary of State Simon urges U.S. senators to stay "ahead of the bad guys."
Local
June 20
Traffic update: Easing up on I-35W, still slow on I-94 in Minneapolis

Traffic update: Easing up on I-35W, still slow on I-94 in Minneapolis

Travel times have dropped on southbound I-35W in Minneapolis now that previous crashes and stalls in the work zone have cleared. Things are almost back to normal between Hennepin Avenue and Crosstown.
Local
June 19
Big delays develop on west I-94 as lane in downtown Mpls. closes

Big delays develop on west I-94 as lane in downtown Mpls. closes

The Minnesota Department of Transportation warned drivers using westbound I-94 that they would experience delays when one lane on the freeway between Chicago Avenue and Nicollet Avenue in downtown Minneapolis closed.
Minneapolis
June 15
Monday will be the first weekday since the state shut down the main entrances from Interstate 35W into and out of downtown.

Weekend travel: 35W in south Mpls. closed; parts of light-rail lines shut down

Metro area roads are awash with closures and detour signs, and this weekend construction spreads to the rails. Portions of both the Green Line and Blue Line will be shut down, as will Interstate 35W between downtown Minneapolis and the Crosstown.
Minneapolis
June 14
All lanes and ramps open following semi rollover on I-35W in Minneapolis

All lanes and ramps open following semi rollover on I-35W in Minneapolis

Traffic jams have abated in downtown Minneapolis after a semitrailer truck that overturned had blocked lanes on southbound I-35W for a couple hours Thursday had been towed away and lanes and ramps in the area reopened.
Local
June 13

Law enforcement to crack down on distracted driving along Hwy. 36

The Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota State Patrol and other agencies will be on patrol to "keep people's mind on the road versus on their phones or whatever else they are distracted with," said Sgt. Brad Marquardt.
Local
June 12

Six-week road closure on Dodd Road in West St. Paul starts Tuesday

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, Hwy. 149, also known as Dodd Road, closes between Butler Avenue and Wentworth Avenue as an Xcel Energy project gets underway.
Minneapolis
June 11
State Sen. Bobby Joe Champion was interviewed by journalists after he joined the race for the congressional seat Keith Ellison is leaving. He subseque

State Sen. Bobby Joe Champion suspends campaign for Ellison's congressional seat

WASHINGTON – State Sen. Bobby Joe Champion on Monday suspended his campaign to succeed U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison in Congress, pleading with fellow DFLers…
Minneapolis
June 8
Get ready for more construction on Interstate 35W south of downtown Minneapolis.

I-94 in Minneapolis down for the weekend; 35W closing Sunday

It's only appropriate that Saturday serves up the St. Paul Summer Beer Festival at the State Fairgrounds because with two freeways in Minneapolis shut down and a host of other road-construction roadblocks on the calendar, a drink might be in order, just not while driving.
Blogs
June 1

May 3, 1959: Let's go car camping!

A Minneapolis Tribune photographer followed the Donald F. Anderson family into the wilds of northern Minnesota and captured the images below for Picture magazine.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 19 hours 38 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
June 1
The intersection of I-494 and I-35W.

Another I-35W closure will complicate travel in Mpls. this weekend

Motorists in Minneapolis just can't catch a break and will have to endure another weekend with a freeway closure.
Local
May 25

Weekend traffic: A spate of road work for holiday travelers

With the Memorial Day weekend kicking off the unofficial start of summer, millions will take to the roads for a getaway, AAA says, and locally the biggest travel may be outside the metro area as road work on Interstate 35 north and south of the metro area has the potential to tie up traffic.
Minneapolis
May 23
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

N.Y. Sen. Gillibrand says she couldn't stay silent about Franken conduct

The New York senator defended her decision at a forum on women in politics.
Local
May 18

Weekend traffic: I-35W flyover bridge is coming down; three-year closure in store

In addition to the third straight weekend closure of Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis, MnDOT will demolish the flyover bridge from northbound Interstate 35W to westbound Interstate 94. It will be closed until 2021.
Local
May 17

State's cleanest gas station restrooms are at Kwik Trip, survey finds

Gasbuddy ranked gas station restrooms in all 50 states to guide drivers to the perfect pit stop.
Local
May 11

Weekend traffic: Closures on I-394 and I-94 in Minneapolis will put drivers on detour

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding anglers heading to this weekend's fishing opener to plan ahead and leave plenty of time to get to their destination. The advice holds true for motorists traveling in downtown Minneapolis where two freeways will be closed.
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 31 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Blogs
May 8

Nov. 11, 1909: Man shoots coyote from back porch

Daniel Hoyt telephoned City Clerk Knott yesterday that he had shot a coyote "at 30 rods" from his house, 395 Twenty-third avenue southeast, and that he would appear soon at the city hall to claim a bounty of $7.50.
Minneapolis
May 7
Minnesota sample identification card and drivers license. This is a sample provided by the Minnesota department of Public Safety

Minnesota says licenses will work for flights through 2020

Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers finally approved a process last year to get Minnesota in full compliance, and the state will start issuing REAL ID-compliant licenses this October.
Local
May 7

Single lane traffic begins this morning on Hwy. 169 in Champlin

The inevitable has arrived for drivers in the north metro who use Hwy. 169 through Champlin and Brooklyn Park.
Minneapolis
May 4
Reminder: I-94 shut down in both directions in downtown Mpls.

Reminder: I-94 shut down in both directions in downtown Mpls.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will shut the freeway down between Interstates 394 and 35W for the next three weekends to allow crews refurbish the Irene Hixon Whitney pedestrian bridge spanning I-94 and connecting the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Loring Park.