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ST. PAUL -- This one’s for all the speed demons out there. As motorists might have noticed, stretches of state highways have seen speed limits increased from 55 mph to 60 mph. As it turns out, it represents a statewide initiative to increase speed limits for two-lane highways across Minnesota, said Tom Dumont, a traffic engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
PAUL — Geography Teacher. National guardsman. Congressman. Now governor of Minnesota -- that’s Tim Walz. The six-term Democratic congressman defeated Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson in convincing fashion after a campaign that shed light on deep divisions in the state. Johnson trailed in the polls leading up to Election Day, Nov. 6, but narrowed the gap in recent weeks.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- It looks like that long line at the Department of Motor Vehicles offices just got a bit longer. The state of Minnesota is rolling out three Class D driver licenses for the public to use in various capacities -- the traditional standard license, as well as a new Real ID license and an Enhanced license, though the Real ID license looks to be the most practical and popular going forward.
BRAINERD, Minn. — Ironically, it wasn't even an issue on the dockett. At about the midpoint of the 8th Congressional District debate at Madden's Resort Monday, Oct. 8, Democratic candidate Joe Radinovich and GOP candidate Pete Stauber were discussing education—particularly, special education and the government's legal obligation to fund it.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn.—Fishing was the subject—though, this time around, it was about reeling in people, not fish, for the sake of the Minnesota's preeminent outdoor sport. State Sen. Paul Gazelka, state Rep. Josh Heintzeman, Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Thiede and others gathered Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Minnesota Fishing Museum in Little Falls to meet with museum backers to discuss potential state funding and support for the institution going forward.
NISSWA, Minn.—With their interparty rivals eliminated in the primary, Minnesota's remaining gubernatorial candidates can turn their attention to the opposing side. And so the DFL's Tim Walz and Republican Jeff Johnson are embarking on a series of governor's debates before the looming Nov. 6 election. Their first stop was Friday, Aug. 17, at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, giving an up-close look at the two men vying for the state's top executive seat.
BRAINERD, Minn. — "They said Hole-in-the-Day was like a big log in the road, too high to get over, too big to go around."
CROSSLAKE—At the spry age of 74, Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Crosby, is becoming something of a practitioner of sudden reversals—at least in terms of his future plans.
LEGIONVILLE, Minn.—Volunteer crews finally won the weeks-long battle with the bog Sunday, June 10, the culmination of hundreds of man-hours spent in hot, humid conditions, wielding chainsaws and powering boats to dismember it. "When the last piece went, all the volunteers yelled 'Hey! We did it!'" said Bill Schmidt, the president of North Long Lake Association. "That really tells you about it."
DEERWOOD, Minn.—Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson was in Deerwood Monday, May 7, "spreading the word" on a wave of newer, modern variants of traditional phone scams that are creating a surge in fraud and identity theft plaguing Minnesotans and people across the United States.