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County Board declares state of local disaster following storm

Commissioners unanimously approved the resolution after initial assessements show an estimated $3.4 million in damages from the October 27 snow and windstorm. The declaration starts the process to possibly receive state and federal public disaster assistance for the City of Duluth, DNR, and Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad, as well as the County.

New Highway 5 bridge reopening west of Linden Grove Township

The $2 million project created a longer, safer bridge crossing the Bear River. It's one of several projects to improve Highway 5 in the Linden Grove area.

Joe Begich Highway signs unveiled

The resurfacing of Highway 101 between Eveleth and Mt. Iron is now complete, and along with that, new signs were posted this week giving the road an honorary name: Representative Joe Begich Highway.

New map options highlight ATV routes in County

The County Land Explorer now features a "Recreation theme" that shows county roads, state trails, and forest service roads and trails where ATVs can be safely operated. The Land Explorer mobile app also features the new map.

Roundabout in Chisholm to open Wednesday, October 18

The opening of the roundabout marks the completion of a 2.5 year project to re-route Highway 5 to accomodate expanded mining operations at Hibbing Taconite.

Highway 88, new bridge open west of Ely

The new bridge spans the Burntside River, and opened approximately two weeks ahead of schedule. The road will close again for a brief time late next spring for final paving, striping and other finishing details.

Signal work begins Tuesday at intersection of Haines Road and Mall Drive/Market Street

The project is expected to last only four days. Motorists on Mall Drive and Market Street will be able to access businesses on those streets, but will not be able to cross or turn onto Haines Road.

Town Line Road near Fayal closed due to culvert failure

Town Line Road, between U.S. Highway 53 to just past South Fire Trail, is expected to be closed for several weeks. Public Works is repairing a culvert that failed, likely due to high water after recent rains.

Haines Road to re-open Friday between Hwy 53 and Arrowhead Road

Construction and work on the traffic signals at the intersection of Haines and Arrowhead Roads in Hermantown will be completed sooner than expected, enabling the re-opening of Haines Road.

21st Ave East in Duluth to reopen by end of day Tuesday

Good news for motorists who have been detoured off 21st Avenue East in Duluth for the last month. Construction at the intersection with 4th Street is nearly complete, and the Avenue will re-open on Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.

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