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A Look Back: DeLorean DMC-12, Steele County
Now on display at the Steele County Historical Society: a DeLorean DMC-12. While it doesn’t have a flux capacitor like the car made famous by the “Back to the Future” movies, and so cannot time travel, it does feature the classic stainless steel panels, gu…
Another Road Construction Project Starts July 10
As if there is not enough road construction going on already, another project will start on Monday, July 10, on many roads in the area: chip sealing. Chip sealing involves putting down a thin layer of heated asphalt on the road surface followed by the placement of rock chips, and those are compacted…
More I-35 Closures in Twin Cities This Weekend
As if the headaches of the Lowry Hill Tunnel repairs weren't enough, another traffic headache is coming this weekend.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is closing Interstate 35W starting at 10PM Friday. Northbound lanes will be closed from the Burnsville split with I-35E to Interstate 4…
Truckers: Don’t Use Lowry Hill Tunnel Or Face $300 Fine
Last weekend the Lowry Hill Tunnel was closed on the westbound side of Interstate 94 and four lanes were established in the eastbound side of the tunnel, two going east and two going west, so that repairs can be made to the westbound side. Then in August, traffic will switch to the westbound side...
MnDOT Says Roundabout Could be Constructed in Kenyon
The Minnesota Department of Transportation provided a community outreach presentation before the Rice County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
District 6 Planning Director Ronda Allis shared a Power Point presentation about their 10-year plan for the district, and specifically the Rice County area..…
Southern Minnesota Road Construction Update
A number of road improvement projects will be starting in June in Steele County, which will affect motorists.
Starting Monday, June 5, bridge replacement will begin on CSAH 34 (26th Street Northwest) just about two miles west of Interstate 35...
Distracted Driving Campaign Numbers Released
This past April, more than 300 agencies including the Owatonna Police Department, Steele County Sheriff's office and Blooming Prairie Police Departments took part in an extra enforcement campaign. The goal being to crack down on distracted driving...
A Look Back: Restored 1919 Dodge, Steele County
Jerry Ganfield shares some of the history behind this 1919 Dodge now on display at the Steele County Historical Society Museum as part of the Automobiles & Roads exhibit. It went from touring car, to farm truck, back to restored touring car, and is now on display.
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