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Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle, left, visits with Ray Higgins, director of operations for the Minnesota Timber Producers Association. Zelle was in Bemidji Tuesday to talk about the state’s transportation system. Monte Draper|Bemidji Pioneer

MnDOT commissioner talks budget in Bemidji

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BEMIDJI – It’s fitting the governor’s transportation commissioner is spending a lot of his time recently on the road.

On Tuesday, Charlie Zelle made his first visit to the local Minnesota Department of Transportation office as its commissioner, a job he took over in January. He spoke with local business leaders and elected officials about the transportation issues across the state.


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John Hageman
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