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TOWN OF HARTLAND: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/8/16 Planning Commission Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/8/16 Board of Health Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/14/16 Solid Waste Management Board Meeting Notice
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Ron Kind column: Commemorating Pearl Harbor
EDITORIAL (Dec. 7, 2016): A date which will live in infamy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 30, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
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March 13, 2012
Wisconsin and Minnesota announce management team for new bridge
STILLWATER - The Wisconsin and Minnesota transportation departments will announce a management team today for the building of a new bridge over the Saint Croix River near Hudson. The bridge had been debated and delayed for about a half-century. But that was before the U.S. House...
March 13, 2012 - 12:55pm
May 20, 2010
MnDOT to lower speed limit on Highway 61 north of Hastings bridge
The Minnesota Department of Transportation told elected officials in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon they planned to reduce the speed limit on Highway 61 between the Hastings bridge and U.S. Highway 10. The current 60 mph speed limit will remain in place between The Point Restaurant...
May 20, 2010 - 5:04am
May 3, 2010
One person dies in fatal crash north of Highway 61 bridge in Hastings
A crash just north of the Highway 61 bridge claimed the life of one person Monday morning, May 3. Brian Jacobson, 34, of Lake City, died in the...
May 3, 2010 - 7:48am
January 22, 2010
New bridge on Hwy. 61 in Hastings is finally up for bids
The request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of a new Highway 61 bridge is now in the hands of potential builders, and the document includes a previously unreleased cost cap of $220 million for the actual construction of the bridge. The Minnesota Department of Transportation...
January 22, 2010 - 9:47am
October 27, 2009
Wisconsin's only link to Winona undergoes structural tests
Wisconsin's only link to Winona, Minn., is undergoing new structural tests. The Department of Transportation in the Gopher State is putting weight sensors and strain-gauges on the Highway 43 bridge over the Mississippi River. Officials are deciding how to replace or rebuild the...
October 27, 2009 - 9:00am
October 20, 2009
Bridge design options taking shape
PRESCOTT--When the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) narrowed the number of remaining design options for the new Minn. Hwy.
October 20, 2009 - 10:42am
September 15, 2009
Sierra Club tries again to stop Stillwater bridge construction
The Sierra Club is trying for a second time to stop a new four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River between Houlton, Wis., and Stillwater, Minn. At a federal court hearing Monday, the group said the current plan is similar to one the National Park Service rejected 13 years ago -...
September 15, 2009 - 9:00am
April 29, 2009
Letter: Worry more about 490th road, bridge than trees, she says
TO THE EDITOR: In response to Nancy and Betty's letters, I am in total agreement about 490th Street. I also wonder why they were so intent on destroying out of the way, old and beautiful trees. It seems to me they should concentrate on the disrepair on the road, which has no gravel,...
April 29, 2009 - 1:58pm
March 3, 2009
MnDOT plans office hours on bridge information in Hastings
Area people interested in what the new Hastings (Minn.) bridge could look like, the potential impacts to the surrounding environment and the cost of the different bridge types still being considered can now learn more. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will have...
March 3, 2009 - 3:12pm
December 17, 2008
Pierce County crash injures 2
Two men were injured Tuesday afternoon near the bridge into Red Wing, Minn., just as a winter storm passing through the area picked up steam. Pierce County Sgt. Tom Gunderson said James Edward Johnson, 49, Red Wing, and Rick Frueh, 57, Hager City, were injured in the crash at 4:38...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Citizens tell bridge type preferences
HASTINGS, Minn. -- citizens got their first look at the four bridge types being considered for the Hastings bridge replacement at an open house. While opinions on the different designs were mixed, they were generally positive. Don Eddy, a Hastings native, said he's always thought...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Editorial: Bridge work welcome
An old saying advises "you get what you pay for" and that's certainly the case when it comes to maintaining and replacing roads and bridges. The announcement that replacement of the Minn. Hwy. 61 Bridge over the Mississippi River at Hastings has been moved up to 2010 is good news...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Editorial: Bridge hopes in details
A lot has changed about bridge building since the days when the Stillwater (Minn.) lift bridge went up or even the Eisenhower bridge carrying Hwy. 63 into Red Wing was constructed. Lawrence Thomas of Diamond Bluff worked on the latter. The retired Pierce County Highway Department...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
August 14, 2008
DOT officials warn of lane restrictions on Highway 63 bridge into Red Wing next week
Motorists using the Highway 63 Bridge into Red Wing, Minn., can expect some delays next week. Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be conducting routine inspections of the bridge from Aug. 18-21. DOT officials warn that there will be lane restrictions...
August 14, 2008 - 12:00am
July 23, 2008
Editorial: Bridge delay almost comical
The St. Croix River Crossing Project, known to most people as the new Stillwater (Minn.) Bridge, continues to plod along, but recent developments make the situation downright ridiculous. The most recent circumstances found a truck rumbling down the bridge and damaging 11 overhead...
July 23, 2008 - 12:00am