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Dec 12, 2014

Officials revive plans for Northfield rail connection

A a grass-roots effort is underway to convince the Minnesota Department of Transportation to study an “inter-city passenger rail” line that would serve south central Minnesota cities.

Dec 5, 2014

MnDOT opens bids for $69M worth of projects

Minnesota Department of Transportation officials opened bids for more than a dozen highway projects, including a costlier-than-expected upgrade of Old Highway 14 near Owatonna.

Nov 21, 2014

DFLers ‘cautiously optimistic’ for transportation funds

Incoming House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee Chairman, Republican Rep. Tim Kelly, says roads and bridges in greater Minnesota would be a top priority going into the upcoming session.

Oct 10, 2014

Chamber cool to more transportation taxes

A Minnesota Chamber of Commerce survey finds that a majority of business owners and managers don’t think the state needs more money for transportation in the foreseeable future.

Oct 8, 2014

State plans $70M in transportation projects

MnDOT said Tuesday that 13 road improvement projects from New Ulm to Detroit Lakes will be accelerated with funds from the state’s Corridors of Commerce program.

Jul 30, 2014

Work zone speeding law gets tougher Friday

The law imposes a flat $300 fine for speeding in road construction work zones.

Jun 25, 2014

MnDOT payouts from shutdown: $31.2M

The three-week 2011 government impasse delayed 165 transportation projects and required contractors to shut down then restart construction sites.

Jun 20, 2014

Disparities persist in MnDOT program

MnDOT exceeded its goal for participation of disadvantaged businesses in state highway projects in the first half of fiscal year 2014, but not all targeted businesses are well-represented.

May 21, 2014

Good news, bad news for transportation projects

For fans of road and bridge improvements, the 2014 legislative session was sort of like winning the consolation prize instead of the big stuffed animal in the ring-toss game at the State Fair.

Apr 25, 2014

Pine Island makes more tradeoffs for Elk Run

Bioscience project has yet to produce jobs promised for interchange project.

Apr 18, 2014

Northern Lights project seeks engineering bids

MnDOT seeks bids for engineering work to review ‘every foot’ of disputed rail route linking Twin Cities and Duluth.

Apr 4, 2014

Roadwork ahead: $1.1B in projects announced

Don’t call it a commuter rail line. At least that’s what Northfield City Council member Suzie Nakasian and advocates for passenger rail service between Northfield and the metro are saying. Nakasian is leading a grass-roots effort to convince the Minnesota Department of Transportation to study an “inter-city passenger rail” line that would serve south central ...

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