Highway 169

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River is submitting three road projects to be considered for funding by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The state has $25 million available statewide in Corridors of Commerce funding to pay for things like right of way acquisition, environmental studies and preliminary engineering. The primary intent is to prepare […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Local officials continue to press for ways to reduce congestion in Elk River. The latest wrinkle involved a meeting last month with Minnesota Department of Transporation Commissioner Charles Zelle. The meeting was arranged by Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake. Local officials who attended included Kiffmeyer, Sherburne County Conmissioner Bruce Anderson […]

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The Minnesota State Patrol responded to and investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on Highway 169 near 237th Avenue Northwest on Friday morning.   Both vehicles had been southbound on Highway 169 at about 6:20 a.m. on Nov. 22 when the driver of one vehicle, Brenda Casey, a 47-year-old Zimmerman woman struck another vehicle from behind. […]

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Motorists travelling both directions of Highway 169 between Zimmerman and Long Siding may encounter daytime delays as segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, July 8. The closures will occur from sunrise to sunset through mid-October. No closures will occur on northbound Highway 169 from 10 a.m. Fridays to 5 […]

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Click here to read more about an effort to press for improvements to Highways 10 and 169 by Joni Astrup Associate editor When Bryan Olson describes the challenges Cretex faces when hauling long concrete girders out of its plant in Elk River, one incident stands out. A semi hauling a beam was pulling out of […]

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Click here to read about the challenges Highway 10 poses for one Elk River business. by Joni Astrup Associate editor Local leaders are turning up the heat to improve key corridors like Highway 10 and Highway 169 in Elk River and beyond. One of the people in the thick of it is Sherburne County Commissioner […]

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by Jeff Hage ECM Publishers Drivers on Highway 169 north of Zimmerman will be affected by a pair of road projects this construction season. Construction will come in two phases: In April through June the 17 miles between Milaca and Onamia will be reconstructed. The stretch from Zimmerman to Long Siding will be under construction […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Southbound Highway 169 was  reduced to a single  lane at School Street in Elk River this past weekend, and the exercise is being repeated again this weekend and next at different intersections along the highway. This weekend’s work at the Main Street intersection was to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. […]

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Special to the Star News A Zimmerman man told authorities Tuesday that he intended to commit suicide using a bomb containing nails, gun powder and kerosene. The man, 41-year-old Shannon Patrick Lemon of Zimmerman, was the subject of a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 23 Tuesday morning. Lemon told investigating […]

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