Category: News

MnDOT seeks Adopt a Highway volunteers; realizes $6 million benefit in 2017

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for individuals and organizations to join the more than 4,100 groups and 16,000 people in the state who are Adopt a Highway volunteers. The program, which realized an estimated $6 million benefit in 2017, is a public service project that helps reduce litter along the roadsides. It’s been ...

Bluff Country News: Lawmakers face tough call on bonding for veterans home

EXCERPT: “Lawmakers and the governor are facing a difficult decision on how to best serve Minnesota veterans who need full-time care — and the clock is ticking. While there are currently five state-run veterans homes — in Minneapolis, Hastings, Silver Bay, Luverne and Fergus Falls – with a combined 824-bed capacity, there is still room for ...

U of M launches cancer clinical trials network, partnering with clinics across MN

EXCERPT: “Patients across Minnesota will soon have better access to new cancer treatments through clinical trials thanks to a new state-funded partnership between the University of Minnesota and the state’s major health systems. As part of Minnesota’s Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy (MnDRIVE) partnership with the State of Minnesota, the University has launched the Minnesota ...

KMSP-TV: MnDOT announces 2018 road construction projects

EXCERPT: “MnDOT announced $1.1 billion will be used for 235 state road and bridge projects to be worked on across the state this year. According to Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle, many of the projects are already underway . . . Some of the projects include upgrades to Interstate 35W at I-94, particularly around the Lake Street area. MnDOT also plans ...

Forum News Service: Dayton pushes for more broadband expansion money

EXCERPT: “Minnesota’s broadband situation is better than some other states, but 12 percent of Minnesotans, mostly in Greater Minnesota, have internet connection speeds slower than the state standard. ‘We’re not taking the elevator, we are taking the stairs on this one,’ General Manager Dave Wolf of Gardonville Telephone Co-op of the Alexandria area said March ...