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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.
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.
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.
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
Monday traffic: Crashes on Hwy. 169, Hwy. 100 clear

Monday traffic: Crashes on Hwy. 169, Hwy. 100 clear

The late rush hour is seeing a big improvement now that wrecks on Hwy. 100 at Glenwood Avenue and southbound Hwy. 169 at Plymouth Avenue in New Hope.
Local
August 24
Crashes slow drive on I-35W in Shoreview

Crashes slow drive on I-35W in Shoreview

A couple fender benders on southbound I-35W in the area of County Road I in Shoreview has traffic slowing, but that's the worst of things on the system.
Local
August 23
Headed to the fair? So is everyone else: All State Fair park and ride lots are full

Headed to the fair? So is everyone else: All State Fair park and ride lots are full

Express bus riders were also facing long lines while those driving to the fair will find streets near the fairgrounds congested.
Local
August 23
Here's how to get to the Minnesota State Fair

Here's how to get to the Minnesota State Fair

Avid fairgoers were already lining up to get into opening day of the Minnesota State Fair as vehicles at 5:30 a.m. were parked outside the Hoyt Avenue gate and on Snelling Avenue.
Local
August 23
Thursday traffic: State Fair, crashes leading to gridlock

Thursday traffic: State Fair, crashes leading to gridlock

Nothing like the Minnesota State Fair and crashes across the system to spawn gridlock and jam ups all across the metro.
Local
August 22
Morning traffic: Motorcycle crash blocks lanes on I-35W in Richfield

Morning traffic: Motorcycle crash blocks lanes on I-35W in Richfield

In what looks to be a serious crash, a motorcyclist is reported to be stuck under a semitrailer truck on southbound I-35W at 76th Street in Richfield.
Local
August 21
Traffic loosens on Hwy. 610 in Brooklyn Park as crash clears

Traffic loosens on Hwy. 610 in Brooklyn Park as crash clears

It took quite a while, but the crash on westbound Hwy. 610 at Noble Parkway in Brooklyn Park has finally cleared. Traffic has recovered nicely, too.
Local
August 20
Crashes on Hwy. 280 and I-694 are latest trouble spots

Crashes on Hwy. 280 and I-694 are latest trouble spots

A pair of new wrecks is adding to the slow downs late rush hour commuters are experiencing. Rain is also bogging down the drive.
Minneapolis
August 17
Workers set about getting a Blue Line train back on track after it derailed around 5 a.m. near Franklin Avenue, while a bicyclist continued his commut

Metro Transit seeking cause for morning derailment near Franklin Avenue

Blue Line trains have resumed service between 38th Street and downtown Minneapolis after service was disrupted for about two and a half hours when a train derailed Friday morning.
Minneapolis
August 17
Another 15-mile shutdown of Interstate 35W through Minneapolis and Roseville is in store for commuters this weekend.

A Vikings home game and another I-35W closure will affect weekend traffic

One more weekend, motorists will have to endure a shut down of Interstate 35W in northeast Minneapolis, but this time only the southbound lanes will close.
Local
August 17
A sweet commute on the roads, not on the rails

A sweet commute on the roads, not on the rails

Friday's drive to work has been uneventful compared for those taking the Blue Line to work. At 8:50 a.m., drivers were encountering few issues on the roads.
Local
August 16

Metro Transit light-rail vehicle No. 114 is first to 1 million miles

Metro Transit's light-rail vehicle No. 114 made its first run between downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America on the Blue Line's opening day in June 2004.
East Metro
August 16
Westbound I-694 in White Bear reopens following semi rollover crash

Westbound I-694 in White Bear reopens following semi rollover crash

Good news for motorists in the northeast metro. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened westbound I-694 after a semitrailer truck flipped over at McKnight Road. The lanes had been closed for nearly five hours.
West Metro
August 15
Truck driver lost control in I-94 crossover crash that killed 1 in Maple Grove

Truck driver lost control in I-94 crossover crash that killed 1 in Maple Grove

The freeway was shut down for about 6 hours after a semi crossed the median and stuck on-coming vehicles, killing at least one person.
Local
August 14
Roadwork brings traffic to a standstill on I-35 in Forest Lake

Roadwork brings traffic to a standstill on I-35 in Forest Lake

It's roadwork that is bringing traffic on northbound I-35 in Forest Lake to a standstill. MnDOT is working on a lane shift in conjunction with the resurfacing project that will run until fall.
St. Paul
August 14

Lexington Parkway resurfacing will bring detours and traffic delays this week

Lexington Avenue in St. Paul will undergo resurfacing this week, and it's a road that motorists will likely want to avoid.