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Cottage Grove day care kids to receive congressional award
South Washington County Schools wins bid to buy Valley Crossing Community School
Nursing institute moving into Cottage Grove's BEC
Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 29: Domestic, theft, lewd activity
Relay For Life event: Coaches vs. Cancer Jan. 30
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Park Wrestling: Individuals shine amid team struggles
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Two local art events planned in Cottage Grove
Reeling in the 'Minnesota experience' during Cottage Grove's ice fishing outing
Birds of a feather: Carpenter Nature Center volunteers track avian population
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Viewpoint: 2015-16 budget planning leads to need for reduction
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Letter to the editor: Respect property when snowmobiling
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
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August 13, 2008
Hastings bridge repair work complete, no more lane closures
Work on the Highway 61 Mississippi River bridge at Hastings was completed around 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, after crews removed the work platform beneath the bridge and the containment system for painting, and performed some final cleanup, painting and repair activities. Some equipment...
August 13, 2008 - 3:21pm
August 4, 2008
Hastings bridge down to single lane Tuesday through Thursday
Motorists this week can expect lane closures on the Mississippi River bridge in Hastings while crews remove a platform used for the repainting that occurred earlier this summer. The Minnesota Department of Transportation will restrict traffic to a single lane from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.,...
August 4, 2008 - 9:50am
July 25, 2008
Single lane daytime traffic restrictions on Hastings bridge continue
Friday morning's rainy weather delayed completion of repair work on the Highway 61 Mississippi River bridge in Hastings, according to a Minnesota Department of Transportation press release. Crews began repairing gusset plates on the bridge on Wednesday afternoon but were not able...
July 25, 2008 - 3:58am
July 23, 2008
Hastings bridge back down to one lane
The Hastings bridge will be back down to single-lane traffic from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday of this week, and possibly Monday. Minnesota Department of Transportation spokesperson Kent Barnard said a shipment of steel MnDOT has been waiting on since the beginning...
July 23, 2008 - 1:51pm
June 13, 2008
Hastings Bridge closes for weekend starting Friday night
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the Highway 61 Mississippi River bridge at Hastings over two weekends in June in order to remove, repair and re-install bridge bearings. The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 10 p.m. Friday, June 13 through 5 a.m. Monday,...
June 13, 2008 - 9:55am
May 30, 2008
Hastings bridge to close two weekends in June
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Thursday it will close the Highway 61 Hastings bridge over the Mississippi River for a pair of weekends in June, a move that will heap further delays upon area commuters. Already reduced to one lane of traffic during summer construction,...
May 30, 2008 - 11:03am
Hastings bridge down to single lane for an extra hour
The Hastings bridge is down to one lane for a little longer through Friday, May 9, according to a press release. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is extending the hours of single-lane traffic across the bridge. It will now be single lane from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday,...
April 30, 2008 - 12:00am
April 25, 2008
Summer Hastings Bridge restrictions cut by at least four weeks
What was originally planned as a 12-week single-lane restriction on the Hastings bridge for this summer's repairs has been reduced to six to eight weeks, according to Kent Barnard, a spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The change comes after MnDOT announced...
April 25, 2008 - 11:45am
April 23, 2008
Letter: Funds pushed up projects
Thanks to our legislators that voted to override the governor's veto of the gas tax, the lack of funds is no longer dictating what should be engineering decisions. The Hastings Bridge replacement has moved up eight to 10 years to 2010. In the Star Tribune on April 10, Bob McFarlin...
April 23, 2008 - 12:00am
April 10, 2008
Hastings Bridge replacement moved to 2010
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it hopes to start the replacement of the Hastings bridge in June 2010. "We have established a goal of getting the Hastings bridge under contract by June 1, 2010," MnDOT Commissioner Bob McFarlin said in a press...
April 10, 2008 - 12:00am
March 5, 2008
Letter: Denny you let us down!
Representative McNamara I do believe you have let us all down. How are they (Minnesota Department of Transportation) going to finish my bridge (Wakota) and start to replace yours (Hastings)? You talk about all this compromise, but when the votes are counted, you vote NAY (Journal...
March 5, 2008 - 10:00am