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MnDOT redesigning Highway 23 project after damaging Native American burial site
August 9, 2017 - 4:43pm
DULUTH, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Transportation is going back to square one with its Minnesota Highway 23 road and bridge project...
Minnesota's first e-bus hits the road
July 13, 2017 - 9:14am
LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Future yellow school bus wheels will go round and round with electricity harnessed from wind power. Three partners...
Bridge construction to begin
May 12, 2017 - 8:59am
Construction is expected to start later this month to replace the bridge over Interstate 94 at exit 260, according to Nathan Haaland, assistant...
Iron Range explores its rail network
May 1, 2017 - 9:04am
DULUTH — A group made up of major businesses and public entities is exploring what it can do to expand rail service on the Iron Range. The...
Orange barrels ahead: A preview of Grand Forks road projects
March 8, 2017 - 9:13am
With warmer weather creeping into the calendar last week, it's nearly time for spring. And that means one thing: construction season. The...
BUSINESS INSIDER: Equipped for Growth
February 28, 2017 - 8:46am
A $40 million, 115,000-square-foot expansion at Minot International Airport in Minot, North Dakota, was designed to help handle a significant...
Investment is Critical to a Strong Economy
February 28, 2017 - 8:40am
Good, reliable transportation to rural areas is paramount to the viability and livability of small towns. Under the leadership of Gov. Dennis...
Oil train numbers drop along with oil prices
February 3, 2017 - 11:03am
ST. PAUL — A third as many trains haul North Dakota crude oil across Minnesota as two years ago. Falling oil prices forced a drop in oil output...
Trump threatens German carmakers with 35 percent import tariff
January 17, 2017 - 8:55am
FRANKFURT/BERLIN, Germany -- President-elect Donald Trump warned German car companies he would impose a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles...
Delta flights resume after power outage strands passengers
August 9, 2016 - 9:41am
Delta Air Lines Inc's flights gradually resumed on Monday, Aug. 8, after an outage hit its computer systems, grounding planes and stranding passengers...
Detroit Lakes, Minn., businesses prepare for influx of We Fest attendees
August 4, 2016 - 8:58am
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- It has begun. Thousands of fans are once again converging on Detroit Lakes’ Soo Pass Ranch for the annual musical celebration...
Williston attains purchase rights for new airport
July 28, 2016 - 11:47am
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Dirt will begin to turn this fall on a quarter-billion-dollar airport project near the oil patch hub of Williston. The city...
As another oil train derails, regulators and lawmakers say progress is being made
July 11, 2016 - 10:30am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Three years ago Wednesday, an unattended train carrying crude oil from North Dakota rolled down a hill toward the town of...
Bonding panel focuses on transportation, but dispute remains in Minnesota Legislature
June 15, 2016 - 10:02am
ST. PAUL -- Transportation funding appears to remain the main hurdle to a special legislative session to fund Minnesota public works projects...
North Dakota oil truck operator sentenced to life for two contract killings
May 25, 2016 - 9:46am
SPOKANE, Wash. -- A former trucking company operator from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch was sentenced on Tuesday to life in federal prison...