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Minnesota Department of Transportation

May 19, 2019
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Find a better solution than roundabouts for Paul Bunyan Drive
May 19, 2019 - 6:55am
May 17, 2019
Highway 71 project north of Blackduck starts Monday
May 17, 2019 - 3:13pm
April 12, 2019
Snow drifts formed along Third Street Northwest in downtown Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
UPDATED: Winter storm blankets region; schools canceled or delayed
April 12, 2019 - 4:45pm
April 5, 2019
By the year 2030, local traffic officials believe this stretch of State Highway 197 through Bemidji will handle as much as 20,500 vehicles a day. (Pioneer map)
MnDOT gives for options for 197 upgrades
April 5, 2019 - 6:50pm
April 4, 2019
Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher on Thursday, April 4, 2019, outlined more than 200 proposed road, bridge and other infrastructure projects slated to take place this summer. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Orange cone alert: MnDOT announces 221 construction projects coming this summer
April 4, 2019 - 11:58am
March 14, 2019
Ice houses, like this one on Lake Bemidji, have to be removed from northern Minnesota lakes by Monday, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Monday deadline to remove fish houses
March 14, 2019 - 4:18pm
UPDATED: More roads close as storm sweeps into NW Minnesota
March 14, 2019 - 3:05pm
March 1, 2019
Since October, 71 inches of snow has fallen in the Bemidji area and is piling in parking lots like this one at the Westridge Shopping Center. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
A snowy struggle: Tough conditions have made this winter more difficult than most
March 1, 2019 - 6:46pm
February 28, 2019
Traffic safety a top priority for future Highway 197 work
February 28, 2019 - 5:08pm
February 7, 2019
Kiara Loechler digs out her driveway in Bemidji on Thursday. The snow prompted a travel advisory throughout the northwest portion of the state. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)
Blowing on through: Winter storm moves through region; icy cold to follow
February 7, 2019 - 7:10pm
Busy road to get busier: Bemidji's busiest corridor scheduled for improvements the next 5 to 8 years
February 7, 2019 - 7:02pm
January 25, 2019
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, where road quality allows, speed limits will be increased from 55 mph to 60 on state two-lane highways. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Area highways will see speed limit increases
January 25, 2019 - 5:58pm
December 27, 2018
George Gardner uses a snowblower to clear snow along Birchmont Drive Northeast on Thursday in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
UPDATED: Snow blankets region: Region remains in winter storm warning through Friday morning
December 27, 2018 - 5:05pm
A snow plow pushes snow along Minnesota Avenue Northwest on Thursday morning in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Plowing on through: Major storm keeps plows busy for city, county and state
December 27, 2018 - 3:59pm
December 6, 2018
Open House for Highway 197 corridor study
December 6, 2018 - 1:52pm