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Travel smarter - there's an app for that.
Well, apparently winter has arrived. Our extended vacation from snow is over. It is time to break out the winter gear and prepare ourselves for the dangerous conditions that winter can bring. It is ti...
12/3/13 at 10:05 PM A 4,800 lb. force... 11/10/12 at 5:06 PM
Pedal for Project Impact 2013: Day 2
June 4, 2013 Route: Long Prairie to Park Rapids, Minnesota, on Todd County roads too numerous to list and U.S. 71 Distance: 97.3 miles Time: 8 hours, 27 minutes Average speed: too slow and wet It was...
6/4/13 at 9:47 PM
Talk to me about the roads
OK, I realize that freezing rain may be an anomaly; I am willing to bite the bullet and put in overtime scraping my windshields in a situation like we've seen in Dickinson since Thursday night. I plan...
11/12/12 at 1:01 PM
Riverside Bridge Update: The Battle over the Ownership
There is usually a problem when it comes to preserving historic bridges and that is the question of ownership and liability. Most of the time agencies and parties involved in a historic bridge in qu...
8/6/12 at 10:27 AM
A Generation Back From the Dead
This is a piece about our connection to ancestors, their way of life in the Midwest, and these discoveries through one little old lady. My Aunt Olive Hendrickson was born in South Dakota and now liv...
7/23/12 at 11:07 AM
New teen driving restrictions have begun
On January 1 of this year, some new restrictions took effect for North Dakota teen drivers. According to legislators, the intent of the new restrictions was to make North Dakota roads and teens safer....
1/12/12 at 9:48 AM
State officials approve $2 million for oil-impacted townships
BISMARCKState officials approved $2 million worth of grants for oil-impacted townships on Thursday and began discussing how $60 million in additional impact grants will be distributed. The Board of U...
12/8/11 at 6:18 PM State releases $35 million to non-oil counties 6/13/11 at 2:03 PM
Today's Ask Your Government 4/17/11 at 8:00 AM
A near catastrophe on a country road
You know how they say curiosity killed the cat? How about those parents who always tell us we must learn from our mistakes? Well, Im kind of thinking both rang a little true in my life this afternoon...
3/29/11 at 7:14 PM
We have the traditional four seasons; summer, winter, fall and spring. We have what could be called a snow season, a thunderstorm season, a severe weather season and of course a growing season. But do...
2/25/11 at 10:37 AM
Evil vacuum roads
My husband and I are lucky enough to have healthy and active parents. I didnt use the word elderly, because I dont want to get smacked, put in a time out or written out of any wills. That being said,...
2/25/11 at 5:29 AM Just say "No" 2/21/11 at 5:21 PM
Bonding bill gets hearing in House committee
Road, flood project and civic center backers told the House Capitol Investment Committee Wednesday that they need money Gov. Mark Dayton proposes in his public works budget. Our roads are rough, aged...
2/24/11 at 7:36 AM Nurses say Minnesota roads getting safer 11/19/10 at 3:01 PM
A deluge of news
Woonsocket is the latest South Dakota town to face a deluge of floodwater. Prison inmates teamed with locals to place sandbags Thursday morning and Gov. Mike Rounds came to the town Wednesday night to...
6/24/10 at 12:40 PM Tell your rural road story 6/7/10 at 4:56 AM
Is an opt-out the solution to our road woes? 4/1/10 at 8:22 AM
Old Highway 10 is being turned to gravel this month northeast of Jamestown. Here is a video of the massive road reclaimer at work: ...
6/3/10 at 9:13 AM High water all over 4/29/09 at 6:29 AM
Townfolk: Consider yourself lucky
I moan and groan daily about the state of our local roads and streets. Ice packed and treacherous (at least in the residential zones) they slow us all down to a crawl. Not to mention the corners ...
2/3/10 at 7:59 AM
Last night it started to rain..then it started to sleet..then it rained again..sometimes a warm spell in Minnesota in January is not a good thing. Chance and I ventured as far as the patio which poss...
1/23/10 at 7:02 AM Curiosity: Zinnia Corner 8/16/09 at 4:24 AM
White Slippers and Old Roads 7/17/09 at 11:10 AM