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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) asked the Menahga City Council for suggestions about resolving unsafe conditions at the intersection.
The stops around Detroit Lakes included drug arrests, driving while intoxicated citations and speeding tickets.
No parking is allowed along Highway 59 prior to noon on Monday, August 1. Vehicles staged along Highway 59 after noon on Monday must be parked on the shoulder and parking is at the owner’s risk. Guests must stay within their vehicles and are not permitted to set up camps, chairs, grills, etc., outside of their vehicles.
The bridge won’t be refurbished. Instead, it will be a full replacement beginning in 2028, with construction lasting five or six years.

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Kent Skaar, senior project manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Trails Division, recently told the citizens-led committee that the DNR intends to get bids for the trail tunnel, but due to shipping delays, construction may be pushed to spring 2023.
The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is a high-travel period, marking the 100 most dangerous days each year to be on or near the road.
A worker witnessed the woman drive through a barricade into the concrete on Seventh Street Northeast in Rochester.
Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) and the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle rollover on U.S. Hwy. 71, a few miles south of Park Rapids, around 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 7.
This whole tree-clearing plan needs to be shelved. And as soon as possible, new special roadway standards need to be put in place to protect special areas like the Lake Country Scenic Byway. -From the Detroit Lakes Tribune Editorial Board
MnDOT says the tree-cutting is necessary to make the highway safer, but opponents say the plan violates the spirit of the state’s scenic byway program, which has included Highway 34 for over 20 years.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to remove trees from the Smoky Hills State Forest before it resurfaces Highway 34 in 2023.
City, business leaders oppose changes to main street through lakes country town while state says it's a safety issue
“I have been advocating for this for a long time, and as I said in my letter, nothing downtown has been altered, and I feel like this accident was preventable,” said Corene Everett.

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