Tag: Minnesota Department of Transportation

MnDOT offers $650,000 in grants for schools, communities to develop Safe Routes to School programs

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota communities and schools seeking to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle can apply for $650,000 in grant opportunities through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. Two types of grants are available: “Boost” grants support existing SRTS work, often from SRTS plans. Applications for…
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October 19, 2022 0

Staying safe on cold water is
everyone’s responsibility

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone whose autumn plans include spending time on or around the water to keep safety in mind. While more boating-related accidents happen during the summer, boating fatalities are higher during the cold-water season. As water temperatures drop, water-based activities become riskier. A fall into a cold lake, pond…
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October 9, 2022 0

Gull Lake Dam Road closes, detours Oct. 10–14 at Highway 371

BAXTER, Minn. – Workers will switch gears Monday, Oct. 10, as they close and detour Gull Lake Dam Road/Crow Wing County Road 125 at Highway 371, Brainerd, to pave the road and side entrances. The road will close west of Highway 371 on Monday, Oct. 10 and reopen Friday, Oct. 14. Gull Lake Dam Road will detour along Hartley Lake…
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October 9, 2022 0

MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road during fall harvest season

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Minnesota roads this fall should be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  Crash data shows there were 374 crashes involving farm equipment in Minnesota from 2019 through 2021, resulting in eight deaths and 133…
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October 6, 2022 0

MnDOT announces availability of $12.5 million for Greater Minnesota community project grants

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota communities, schools and their partners are invited to apply for funding on local projects that enhance transportation goals, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The $12.5 million in federal funding is available through the Transportation Alternatives program in Greater Minnesota (each region has a sub-targeted fund). This program offers a…
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October 4, 2022 0

Hunter walking trails provide access to public hunting in northern Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources maintains hunter walking trails as easy ways to travel by foot through wildlife management areas, state and federal forests, and other public hunting lands. Hunter walking trails wind through prime habitat for ruffed grouse, woodcock, wild turkey and deer. There are more than 600 miles of hunter walking trails…
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September 27, 2022 0

Business Highway 371 intersection remains closed until Monday, Sept. 26 in south Brainerd

BAXTER, Minn. –Due to rainy weather received last week, the Business Highway 371 intersection at Buffalo Hills Lane and Industrial Park Road will remain closed in south Brainerd until Monday, Sept. 26. Crews have yet to pave the gravel road surface, and dry weather is necessary to complete this task. Access continues as follows: Buffalo Hills…
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September 22, 2022 0

MnDOT to host public update meetings for Twin Ports Interchange project

MnDOT is hosting public meetings on Monday, Sept. 26, to provide updates on the Twin Ports Interchange project in Duluth. Virtually 12:15 – 1 p.m. Participants can join online by visiting: mndot.gov/d1/projects/twin-ports-interchange/meetings or calling 855-282-6330 and entering access code 2489 511 9545. In person 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Park Community Center 2014 W 3rd Street Duluth, MN…
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September 19, 2022 0

MnDOT to host public update meetings for Twin Ports Interchange project

RELEASE FROM MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: MnDOT is hosting public meetings on Monday, Aug. 29, to provide updates on the Twin Ports Interchange project in Duluth. Virtually 12:15 – 1 p.m. Participants can join the online meeting by visiting: mndot.gov/d1/projects/twin-ports-interchange/meetings or calling 855-282-6330 and entering access code 2489 511 9545. In person 6 – 7:30 p.m. Lincoln…
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August 25, 2022 0