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Spring load restrictions announced for St. Louis County roads

Spring road restrictions go into effect Wednesday in the north central frost zone, and Thursday for the north frost zone, which encompasses the majority of St. Louis County.

Meeting planned to discuss upcoming Woodland Ave/Calvary Rd project

The meeting will be March 1 at the Woodland Community Center in Duluth to discuss the project that will involve road and utility improvements on Woodland Avenue, Calvary Road and several adjoining streets.

Yes, there are laws against plowing snow into the street

Pushing snow onto a road creates a hazard for other drivers. The ridge of snow often left behind as snow is pushed from a driveway across the road can cause cars to lose control and potentially get in an accident.

County Board approves $46 million bond sale

The bonds will be offered at two separate dates and will finance construction of the new Governement Services Center - North facility in Virginia, and a new Public Works maintenance garage in Cook that will serve the northwestern quarter of the county.

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.

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