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Minnesota Department of Transportation

February 11, 2019
A snowmobiler heads out through the snow onto Rice Lake Sunday, Feb. 10, in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
More snow? Oh, no! - Snowfall expected to continue
February 11, 2019 - 3:00am
February 8, 2019
A woman shovels a walkway Thursday, Feb. 7,  in northeast Brainerd as heavy snow falls in central Minnesota. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Mother Nature isn't giving up: Snow pounds lakes area
February 8, 2019 - 3:00am
February 6, 2019
Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
MnDOT urges caution near snowplows
February 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
The first option entails placing the trail closer to Highway 371, and out of the Minnesota Department of Transportation right of way, though it’s been noted that to meet requirements the trail must be 30 feet from traffic and will probably have to be placed in the ditch and, thus, it would be difficult to install proper drainage. Conceptual rendering / Widseth Smith Nolting
Baxter City Council: Members ponder 371 trail reroute after ground lines discovered
February 6, 2019 - 8:00am
January 23, 2019
Reader Opinion: Buffalo Hills Lane
January 23, 2019 - 11:30am
January 20, 2019
The Regional Report: Aitkin group raising funds to update almost 70-year-old choir robes
January 20, 2019 - 7:00am
January 6, 2019
The Regional Report: Walker preps for pipeline workers
January 6, 2019 - 3:00am
December 29, 2018
Highway 210 Baxter lanes close, expect delays Jan. 2
December 29, 2018 - 9:00am
December 21, 2018
AAA expects a record 112.5 million Americans to travel by car, airplane, bus, train and cruise ship in the next week and a half. Stock photo
Record-breaking number of Americans to embark on holiday travel
December 21, 2018 - 9:00am
Cass County received a Minnesota Department of Transportation grant enabling the county to install a new box culvert bridge over a tributary to Home Brook in Homebrook Township in 2019. The grant will pay $199,640 of the new bridge cost on County Road 107.
Cass County Board: State grant enables Home Brook bridge
December 21, 2018 - 9:00am
December 18, 2018
Prescribed fire scheduled today along Highway 25 in Brainerd
December 18, 2018 - 11:15am
December 1, 2018
A mother and her daughter board Amtrak’s Empire Builder passenger train at the St. Paul Union Depot on Tuesday. The Empire Builder travels from the Union Depot to Chicago daily. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Second daily train from St. Paul to Chicago likely; high-speed rail prospects stalled
December 1, 2018 - 11:15am
Winter truck load increases begin Dec. 3 for north-central frost zone
December 1, 2018 - 6:30am
November 15, 2018
Motorists may have noticed the speed limit has been increased on eastbound Highway 210 near the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, where road quality allows, speed limits will be increased from 55 mph to 60 on state two-lane highways. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Speed limits increase for state highways in statewide MnDOT initiative
November 15, 2018 - 7:00am
November 8, 2018
Minneapolis skyline. Wikipedia Commons
MnDOT plans $10B in key projects over 10 years
November 8, 2018 - 9:32am