Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Minnesotans Lose Thousands in Auto Dealer-Shipper Scam

Minnesotans have lost thousands of dollars on an auto shipper-dealer scheme. (SergeyTikhomirov/Getty Images)

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning Minnesotans about scams in which auto dealers and shippers ask customers to wire money for cars they have bought online.

Tim Harlow | StarTribune
May 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota DOT Announces 188 Construction Projects

Minnesota Traffic in Minneapolis before the pandemic. State officials say traffic has slowed somewhat due to the outbreak. (Getty Images)

The Minnesota Department of Transportation unveiled the 188 road and bridge projects it will undertake during this year’s construction season.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

MnDOT Announces $18 Million for Highway Projects

Road Work Getty Images

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has awarded $18 million to support five highway projects that are meant to spur economic development and smooth the flow of traffic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

Minnesota Carrier LME Abruptly Closes Doors


New Brighton, Minn., carrier LME abruptly shut down 30 delivery terminals July 11, leaving hundreds of workers laid off with no notice and at least some unpaid.

Dee DePass | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
July 12, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Minnesota Senate Strikes Proposed Fuel Tax Hike

Minnesota Senate Gov. Tim Walz speaks at a press conference. (Jim Mone/Associated Press)

A proposed 20-cent hike to the fuel tax did not survive the scrutiny of the Minnesota Senate, which passed a transportation finance bill May 1.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Canadian National Rail Pledges $80 Million for Minnesota Improvements

Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News

Canadian National Railway plans to invest more than $80 million in Minnesota this year — spending it, they said, would strengthen the company’s rail network across the state.

Brady Slater | Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
April 16, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota DOT Leaders Urge Caution as Construction Season Begins

Minnesota road sign Tony Webster/Flickr

Minnesota Department of Transportation officials urged freight haulers and motorists to know their routes and allow extra time for trips as the agency starts work on 221 projects this construction season.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2019
Government, Business

ASCE Gives Minnesota Infrastructure a C

Minnesota road with autumn color Some roads in Minnesota are scenic, but the state's roads earned a D+ from ASCE. (Shutterstock)

Minnesota has received a C grade on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ most recent infrastructure report card.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Minnesota Voters to Decide Fate of Auto Tax for Roads, Bridges

Minnesota Welcome Sign Lorie Shaull/Flickr

Come November, Minnesotans may decide whether the sales tax they pay for a variety of auto-related services — from oil changes to car rentals — should be dedicated solely to road and bridge improvements across the state.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
April 13, 2018

Minnesota Announces $1 Billion in Road and Bridge Projects in 2018

Interstate 35 Minnesota Tony Webster/Flickr

Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced April 4 that $1.1 billion will be dedicated to state road and bridge projects that will be worked on throughout the year.

April 6, 2018