Winter's arrival has not put the chill on road construction as drivers will encounter another weekend freeway closure in Minneapolis, and bridge work in Forest Lake is expected to bring traffic delays.
It's hardly a big snow storm, but snow combined with temperatures at or just below freezing is all it takes to create slick conditions on metro area roads.
This weekend, weather permitting, eastbound lanes between Hwy. 212 and Hwy. 100 will be closed until Monday morning as work on the new ramps and overpass at East Bush Lake Road continues.
Minnesota's five new representatives are replacing members with 42 years of accumulated seniority and several influential committee assignments. "The more seniority you have, the bigger difference you're able to make," said retiring Rep. Rick Nolan.
The westbound lanes will be shut down between Hwy. 100 and Hwy. 212 until 5 a.m. Monday as crews continue work on the new westbound on ramp at East Bush Lake Road.
Both cities will clean hundreds of miles of residential streets over the next four weeks. Residents should watch for "No Parking" signs to be posted the day before a street is swept.
With paint brush and palette featuring a rainbow of colors in hand - but with no particular plan - Ashley Mary set out Monday morning to transform the Uptown Transit Station into the metro area's most colorful bus stop.
Crashes involving pedestrians and motor vehicles increases during the fall when daylight hours decrease.
Minnesota sees more than $29M in political group cash for four House races that will help determine which party controls Congress next year.
Previously as a Star Tribune reporter, Brooks covered the State Capitol and the Minnesota congressional delegation in Washington.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the ramp from westbound Interstate 94 to southbound Interstate 35W Friday night and it won't reopen until Oct. 22.
With 100,000 people taking in the events, traffic will be heavier than usual and parking will be more limited than on most weekends in St. Paul.
Snow plow operators from Minneapolis, St. Paul and Hennepin and Ramsey counties will be put to the test Thursday as they run their rigs through an obstacle course.
An overwhelming majority of Minnesota voters say the state should spend more money to improve and expand mass transit, and nearly 60 percent of voters are on board with the idea even if it would result in higher taxes or fees to pay for them.
Talking walk signals and parking garage alerts add to the urban cacophony. At least they could speak Minnesotan.
Temperatures in the 20s and 30s Saturday morning won't be enough to stop closures on the Crosstown Hwy. 62 and Interstate 35E in the northeast metro. Lane closures on Interstate 35W through northeast Minneapolis and Roseville could slow motorists down.
Late-running road work has westbound I-94 down to one lane near Portland Avenue, and that has resulted in a huge backup.
The Met Council still needs funding to build the garage that would house up to 200 buses and relieve overcrowding at other facilities.
Don't be surprised if you see a snow plow on Hwy. 10 near Little Falls, Minn., this week. Yes, that's right, we're talking snow plows.