Latest Minnesota Department of Transportation News

Heavy rain closes roads in parts of central Minnesota

Jun. 24, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A deluge of rain in parts of central Minnesota has flooded streets and closed roads. Weather observers say more than 4 inches of rain fell overnight Thursday into Friday in St. Cloud where storm drains were unable to keep up with the downpour. ...

Deer causes fiery crash on interstate near Forest Lake

Jun. 02, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A deer caused a fiery crash on Interstate 35 near Forest Lake. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the crash took place about 8 a.m. Wednesday when pickup driver Susan Norberg of Ramsey hit a deer. She abandoned her truck in on the interstate....

Walz names Nancy Daubenberger as transportation commissioner

May. 24, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz has named Nancy Daubenberger as his new transportation commissioner, a post she had filled on an interim basis since the departure of former Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher. Daubenberger has worked for the Minnesota Department of...