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November 1, 2018
A drone flying high about Brainerd shows the newly constructed South Sixth Street, which community members celebrated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 31. Jim Stafford / Brainerd Dispatch videoplay button
South 6th Street open for business
November 1, 2018 - 5:00am
Crow Wing County, Brainerd and Jenkins receive $1.4M from MnDOT
November 1, 2018 - 4:30am
October 26, 2018
Screen grab from the Minnesota Department of Transportation website at
Segment of South 6th likely to open this weekend
October 26, 2018 - 11:00am
October 25, 2018
Baxter Drive reopens
October 25, 2018 - 3:57pm
October 18, 2018
Portion of Willow Street to close Friday
October 18, 2018 - 3:45pm
Roughly 100 community members fill a gym in the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church on Buffalo Hills Lane for a public information meeting on a proposed reconstruction project for Buffalo Hills Lane. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Proposed road project spawns objections in Buffalo Hills community
October 18, 2018 - 10:00am
October 17, 2018
Photo Illustration
Highway 371 Backus to Hackensack detour ending
October 17, 2018 - 10:00am
October 5, 2018
Work on Highway 371B/South Sixth Street between Highway 201/Washington Street and Joseph Street is on schedule, and all lanes will be open by mid-October, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release Wednesday. (Click on this image to view the entire graphic.) Mn DOT
End is near for South Sixth Street project
October 5, 2018 - 11:00am
September 17, 2018
Echo Journal file photo.
Backus: Airport dominates council discussion
September 17, 2018 - 6:00am
August 31, 2018
MnDOT graphic.
Watch for increased traffic near South 6th Street as school begins
August 31, 2018 - 10:00am
August 24, 2018
MnDOT invites public to open house in Highway 371 construction
August 24, 2018 - 9:30am
August 16, 2018
Storage tanks damaged by April 26 fire frame several refining towers at the Husky Energy refinery in Superior, Wis. The refinery experienced a large fire earlier this year that damaged much of the infrastructure at the facility. --- Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Refinery explosion roils northern Minnesota's asphalt supply
August 16, 2018 - 7:41pm
August 8, 2018
Reader Opinion: Gridlock
August 8, 2018 - 2:30am
July 25, 2018
A six-week closure will begin at 6 a.m. Monday, July 30, on the portion of the Cypress Drive improvement project affecting Excelsior Road. Business accesses from Excelsior Road will remain open during construction, but motorists are advised to drive with caution in the work zone area. / Google maps
Construction to start Monday on Excelsior Road-Cypress Drive intersection
July 25, 2018 - 7:00am
July 18, 2018
Motorists who travel Highway 210 west of McGregor will encounter construction crews, heavy equipment and delays during daytime hours starting July 30, as segments of the road are reduced to a single lane. Lane closures are needed while crews resurface more than 14 miles of Highway 210 between Highway 169 in Hassman and Highway 65 in McGregor. Google maps /
Highway 210 near McGregor reduced to single lane July 30
July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm