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MnDOT announces Safe Routes to Schools grants

Minnesota schools and communities wanting to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle can apply for three different grant opportunities this fall through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. SRTS “Boost” grants support existing SRTS work, like adding bicycles to schools to improve physical education curriculum or addressing a…

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Today is the last day to submit Census response

Today is the last day to submit responses for this year’s Census. According to a release, Minnesota is leading the nation in self-response rate., which State Demographer Susan Brower hopes will allow us to retain Minnesota’s eight Congressional seats, and assure the proper allocation of over $24 billion in federal funds to support schools, hospitals,…

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Buoy removal from Cass County lakes announced

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office began removal of all navigational buoys and markers from area lakes last Friday. According to a release, some area lake associations had started the process prior to Friday. Boaters, anglers and hunters should use caution and become familiar with the lakes they intend to travel on. The buoys will be…

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Pedestrian killed in crash in Coleraine

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that a pedestrian was killed in a crash in Coleraine early Sunday morning. According to the report, a Ford Fusion, driven by 55-year-old Paul Powers of Grand Rapids, was southbound on Highway 169 at Bay Road when he struck a pedestrian, who was walking south in the right driving lane….

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Campaign sign reminder from MnDOT

With upcoming November elections, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds campaigners that state law prohibits placement of private signs of any kind on highway right-of-way in Minnesota. Highway rights of way include driving lanes, inside and outside shoulders, ditches, sight corners at intersections, and boulevards in urban areas. In addition, state law says that signs…

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