Bridge safety 15 years after the I-35W bridge collapse


Caroline Cummings, WCCO’s Caroline Cummings interviews Ed Lutgen, MnDOT bridge engineer, on the 15th anniversary of the I-35 Bridge collapse over the Mississippi River. “These past 15 years we have improved tremendously in our inspection program for bridges,” he said. The 2008 Minnesota State Legislature transportation bill funded 172 bridges that were repaired or replaced before the program ended in 2018.

From the KSTP: Bail was set at $1,000,000 for Nicolae Miu 52, Prior Lake. He’s been charged with one count first-degree intentional murder and four counts of attempted second-degree intentional killing after the stabbing incidents that took place on the Apple River this weekend.

Via Bring Me the News Last week, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s Human Trafficking Task Force conducted a sting operation with other organizations. Six people were arrested for sex trafficking in St. Paul, and Stillwater.

Rob Olson of FOX9 has a short on Minneapolis police investigating an shooting at Interstate 35W Monday morning.

KARE-11 provides a list Minnesota laws that will be in effect on August 1.

Josh Skluzacek from KSTP reports two $1million-winning tickets were purchased at a Holiday Stationstore, Forest Lake, and a Casey’s General Store, Fridley. The tickets must match the Mega Millions numbers, but not the Mega Ball to win $1,000,000

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