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Open House Discusses Vicksburg Lane Reconstruction Project in Plymouth

A Feb. 3 open house on the upcoming Vicksburg Lane construction project will focus on the 2015 phase of the project, which includes construction on Vicksburg Lane between Schmidt Lake Road and Old Rockford Road.  - Photo: City of Plymouth

Residents in Plymouth can learn more about the Vicksburg Lane reconstruction and expansion project at an upcoming open house.

Numerous Crashes Reported Tuesday, Including 14-Vehicle Pileup

The bitter cold and snow created dangerous road conditions Tuesday morning.

Metro Transit Offering Reliable Northstar Rides - or Your Money Back

Metro Transit is offering a deal to riders who have been frustrated by delays on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line – free rides if the train is at least 11 minutes late.

Miller Lite Offers Free Rides on New Year's Eve

Miller Lite is offering free rides on Metro Transit bus, light rail and commuter rail routes for revelers celebrating the New Year.

Rides begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, and run until 3 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1.

New Type of Road Salt Makes Streets Safer in Cold Conditions

The city of Maple Grove is hoping a newer kind of road salt will help ease driver stress on winter roads.

The city still uses the typical white road salt, but this year public works doubled its order of blue salt. It's a blend of dry rock salt and magnesium and calcium chloride. It works better than regular salt when the road temperatures are colder.

'Orange Line' Between Mpls. and Burnsville Gets Federal Approval

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Plans for a Bus Rapid Transit line that would run between downtown Minneapolis and Burnsville have received federal approval.

The METRO Orange Line was given the OK from the Federal Transit Administration to enter project development. The line would open in 2019 and would run 17 miles along the Interstate 35W corridor.

Cone Zone: Hwy. 100 Closes for 2nd Consecutive Weekend

For the second weekend in a row, Highway 100 is closing in both directions from Interstate-394 to Highway 62. Crews will demolish the Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge, which is located just south of Highway 7.