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All lanes open on I-94 in Maplewood as charred semi removed

All westbound lanes of Interstate 94 at Century Avenue reopened around 11:30 a.m. Monday, five hours after a semitrailer truck caught fire and forced a brief closure of the freeway.

Metro Transit working to fix 1,200 heat lamps vandalized at bus and light-rail shelters

Overhead heat lamps that provide protection against the elements are on the fritz across the Metro Transit system, leaving riders left to stand in the cold and wind.


Minnesota State Patrol cautions drivers ahead of 'Blackout Wednesday'

On the night before Thanksgiving, beer sales at bars and restaurants jump more than 270 percent and liquor sales more than double compared to a…


Water main break shuts down segment of Stinson Blvd. in Minneapolis

The 48-inch water main burst in the early morning hours near Broadway Street in northeast Minneapolis sending thousands of gallons of water rushing into the street, said spokesman Casper Hill.


Hwy. 169 will be single lane in Champlin this weekend

Motorists in Champlin can expect major backups this weekend as Hwy. 169 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.


Deadly day on Minnesota roads as four die in three separate crashes

Two of the victims were not wearing seat belts, the State Patrol said


Metro Transit buses to return to Nicollet Mall Dec. 2 — for a bit

They'll be detoured again Jan. 15 for a month for the Super Bowl.


Metro Transit: Free bus rides on LRT routes during Super Bowl

Metro Transit on Wednesday said it will offer free rides for Blue and Green Line passengers who will be put on replacement buses on Super Bowl Sunday as portions of the light-rail lines will be restricted exclusively for fans heading to the game.


Study finds time to clear customs at MSP third fastest in the nation

International air travelers entering the United States at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport spend less time waiting to clear customs than passengers at most other airports in the country, according to a study out this week.


Recent cold snap played role in Tuesday's backups on I-94 in east metro

Drivers using Interstate 94 in the east metro should have it much easier Wednesday after an all-day painting project yesterday spawned massive traffic jams.


86th Street bridge over I-35W in Bloomington opens this morning

It's been seven months since commuters have been able to cross the 86th Street bridge over I-35W in Bloomington. That will change Tuesday.


Where to park downtown during Super Bowl week? Commuters should plan now

Downtown Minneapolis has more than 65,000 parking spots, normally enough to accommodate most of the workers who drive to their job.


Roundabouts safer than traditional intersections, MnDOT says

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently released results of its most comprehensive study of roundabouts and found that the circular intersections are much safer than traditional intersections controlled by stop signs or stoplights.


3 hurt, 2 of them seriously, in multivehicle crash on I-35W in Bloomington

Two people were seriously injured in a multiple-vehicle car crash Friday night in Bloomington, the Minnesota State Patrol said.


Several teens from Burnsville church hurt in bus rollover

The crash happened on icy Hwy. 52 near Rochester.


ID'd: Driver who crossed centerline in Pine County, died in head-on crash

The other driver survived her injuries in the late-morning collision, the State Patrol said.


Crash in Savage kills onetime candidate for state House and wife

A former candidate for the Minnesota House and his wife were killed when their car hit a railroad overpass in Savage, authorities said Wednesday. The…


Alcohol a factor in I-35W rollover crash that killed Minneapolis woman

The State Patrol has identified the woman killed in a rollover crash early Monday on I-35W in south Minneapolis as 29-year-old Antionette Shenice Fondren. Fondren…


Portland Avenue bridge over I-94 closed again

Drivers who use the Portland Avenue bridge to cross I-94 in Minneapolis will once again have to find an alternate route.