Government, Business, Logistics

Minnesota DOT Awards $61 Million for Freight Network Projects

I-494 in Minnesota I-494 in Bloomington, Minn. (Greg Gjerdingen via Wikimedia Commons)

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently awarded $61 million for projects meant to improve the state’s freight transportation network.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota Asks FMCSA to Reconsider Request for CDL Testing Relief

truck testing John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Minnesota is making another attempt to gain reprieve from certain federal commercial driver license testing requirements, marking the continuation of a four-year effort for exemption.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2020
Business, Safety

Driver Whose Truck Entered Crowded Protest Faces Charges

Minnesota A sign for I-35 in Minnesota. (cosmonaut/Getty Images)

A Minnesota tank truck driver is facing charges in a case where his truck entered a stretch of road that had not been closed to traffic amid a demonstration against Minneapolis police in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota DOT Completes International Bridge Replacement

Baudette bridge visualization Visualization of the bridge project. (Minnesota Department of Transportation)

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has completed the $39.3 million replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge, which links north-central Minnesota to Ontario.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2020
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