State’s plan for roads up for comment
A draft 20-year plan for highways in the state has been released for the public to read and react to.
It’s called MnSHIP, the Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan.
It’s particularly relevant for growing suburban areas because it declares that, given current spending plans, the state is nearing the point of being unable to afford to add capacity but only nurse along the existing system.
The plan covers the years 2014 to 2033. A final version is due out in August, and there are multiple means of public comment, including public hearings on July 29.
You can check it out and submit comments by visiting www.mndot.gov/planning/mnship.
Literature added to south metro arts fair
In a first for the Savage Arts Council, a literary dimension is being added to the Minnesota River Arts Fair in Scott County.
The fair, in Shakopee on July 20-21, will have a Literary Landing Pavilion featuring 12 Minnesota authors. They will showcase newly published works and give readings, talks and book signings.
Mystery author Erin Hart will be the keynote speaker at noon both days. The event is at The Landing, formerly Murphy’s Landing, at 2187 Hwy. 101 E. in Shakopee.
For more information, contact Denise Baerg at 612-207-6808 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cops will be protected from hazardous fumes
Burnsville police are getting an $11,000 grant to install equipment aimed at removing hazardous vapors created by chemicals used to develop fingerprints.
The grant comes from the federal government, according to Lynn Lembcke, police services manager.