Local
September 28, 2018
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Season's first freeze won't stop weekend closures on I-35E, Crosstown Hwy. 62

Temperatures in the 20s and 30s Saturday morning won't be enough to stop closures on the Crosstown Hwy. 62 and Interstate 35E in the northeast metro. Lane closures on Interstate 35W through northeast Minneapolis and Roseville could slow motorists down.
Local
September 27, 2018
Gridlock slow to ease on westbound I-94 in downtown Minneapolis as lanes reopen

Gridlock slow to ease on westbound I-94 in downtown Minneapolis as lanes reopen

Late-running road work has westbound I-94 down to one lane near Portland Avenue, and that has resulted in a huge backup.
Minneapolis
September 26, 2018
FTA awards Metro Transit $11 million for new bus garage

FTA awards Metro Transit $11 million for new bus garage

The Met Council still needs funding to build the garage that would house up to 200 buses and relieve overcrowding at other facilities.
Local
September 25, 2018
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.
Local
September 21, 2018
Commuters passed by ongoing road construction on I-35W during the evening rush hour Friday, June 15, 2018.

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

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.
Local
September 19, 2018
Sometimes, what you pay for health care in America depends on how loudly you scream when the bill arrives.

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

Sometimes, what you pay for health care in America depends on how loudly you scream when the bill arrives.
Blogs
September 19, 2018

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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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.
Local
September 5, 2018

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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018
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.