Twin Cities MN
Twin Cities MN Metro Area. Minneapolis Saint Paul and surrounding area
In the winter Snow and Ice can make it difficult to drive. Avoid driving, if possible during difficult conditions. If you must drive, Allow extra time to get to your destination. Slow Down. Have snow and ice cleared from your vehicle. Keep your headlights on. Have a survivor kit including water, food, blanket, flashlight, and wear winter clothing including coat, hat, gloves/mittens.
for current conditions go to www.511mn.org
Minnesota Department of Transportation has a web site for Road Conditions:
Fair was Aug 21 -Sep 1 2014
Weekends Aug 16 - Sept 28 2014 plus labor day(Sept 1) and Friday September 26
July 24, 2014
Release from MN Department of Commerce http://www.mn.gov/commerce/energy/ :
SAINT PAUL, MN – Minnesota consumers now have a new energy efficiency home improvement loan program that allows more people to access low-interest, unsecured loans and make important energy efficiency upgrades, thanks to a partnership of the Minnesota Department of Commerce and Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.
by Charlie Zelle, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation June 13, 2014. June is Rail Crossing Safety Awareness Month. It serves to remind us that risky behavior near railroad tracks can be a matter of life and death. Already this year, there have been 25 highway-rail grade collisions in Minnesota. In February, drivers in Elk River went around lowered gates at two different crossings and their vehicles were hit by trains. Fortunately, only property was damaged.
from june trip to tamarack national wildlife refuge, Island view lake, near Frazee / Detroit lakes MN back through staples, and geese in Baxter
by Nathan Steffenson
In Minnesota, June is the month with the most deer car crashes. That is the time the older fawns have separated from the mother doe.