Monday, May 13, 2013
Additional charges could be filed against a St. Cloud man following I-94 chase last week.
The driver of a motorcycle that led several law enforcement agencies on a chase down I-94 last week has been charged by Hennepin County prosecutors with fleeing police and DWI. An off-duty Plymouth police officer was in the area of I-94 and Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove last Wednesday, May 1, when he observed a motorcycle driving erratically and almost hitting several vehicles, according to the criminal complaint filed late last week and signed by Deputy Ramone Walton of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. Steven Vincent Pierce, 24 of St. Cloud, entered the ditch several times and nearly collided with two different semi trucks during the chase, which involved the off-duty Plymouth officer, Rogers police and the Hennepin County Sheriff’…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The burn reportedly happened Friday afternoon near St. Michael.
Smoke, reportedly from a controlled burn south of St. Michael near the Crow Hassan Park Reserve, was visible from several area roadways the afternoon of Friday, May 10. Patch will provide additional details if they should become available. Do you have photos from the fire? Upload them to Patch! Share the details of what you noticed.
Traffic on eastbound I-94 was backed up about four miles west of Highway 24 in Clearwater at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Information provided by Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists travelling between the Twin Cities Metro Area and St. Cloud for the Minnesota Fishing Opener are reminded that Interstate 94 is reduced to a single in each direction between Clearwater and St. Cloud. Traffic on eastbound I-94 was backed up about four miles west of Highway 24 in Clearwater at 2:30 p.m. today. Motorists should plan extra travel time and consider alternate routes including Highway 10, Highway 55 or other supporting roads. Motorists on eastbound I-94 must slow down and be prepared to stop. Drivers should also do the Zipper Merge by using both eastbound lanes until the designated merge point near the Highway 24 exit in Clearwater. To view traffic cams…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Traffic is being temporarily being detoured along County Road 75 and Highway 24, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Updated 3:10 p.m. May 3, 2013 From the Minnesota Department of Transportation (2:43 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have opened Interstate 94 between Highway 24 in Clearwater and County Road 75 in St. Cloud/St. Augusta. The segment of interstate was closed earlier today due to a crash. While that crash has been cleared and the road is open, traffic remains heavy and slow and is expected to remain slow through this evening’s rush hour. Motorists should consider using Highway 10, Highway 55 or other alternate routes, or check www.511mn.org prior to travel. Updated 2:15 p.m. May 3, 2013 According to a KARE11 report, the roadway has been reopened as of about 1:30 p.m. There are no details as to…
An off-duty Plymouth K-9 ofscanner audio clip of a chase from Rogers on I-94 that ended at the Albertville exit May 1.
A police pursuit on eastbound I-94 Wednesday, May 1 ended with a motorcycle crash in Albertville. An off-duty Plymouth K-9 officer was on his way home from work around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday evening when the officer "came upon a motorcycle that was westbound I-94 coming into Rogers that was all over the road, driving on the shoulder and almost striking several vehicles," according to the Rogers Police Department incident report. Officers attempted to stop the motorcycle when it "took off at a high rate of speed." The pursuit began, ending when the suspect "crashed" at Albertville exit 201 in Albertville, according to the incident report. The individual, later identified as a 24-year-old Rochester man, was injured and transported to North …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Work will begin May 1, 2013 and last about a week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Information provided by Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists on Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Sauk Centre may notice crews in helicopters working near the interstate starting Wednesday, May 1. The CapX2020 utilities will use a helicopter for work on several transmission structures that were installed along I-94. A helicopter will fly near the new transmission structures with a lineman suspended from a tethered line. The helicopter work is expected to take about one week. The Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Transportation and the CapX2020 utilities urge motorists to avoid gawking at the helicopter work and keep moving through the work zone. “Minnesota law does not allow motorists to stop on a freeway …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The accident County Road 19 tied up traffic the morning of Friday, April 12.
If the snowy commute wasn't enough on Thursday, a semitrailer truck accident on I-94 at County Road 19 continued to cause traffic to slow in Albertville Friday morning. The incident happened on westbound 94 shortly after 6 a.m. Friday morning, according to StarTribune.com, which caused all westbound lanes to close for a short time. The semitrailer was moved to the right shoulder shortly before 6:30 a.m. and all the westbound lanes were reopened. Reports of traffic backup continued throughout the morning. As of 9 a.m., law enforcement appears to still be on the scene, according to MnDOT traffic cameras and the incident was cleared by 9 a.m. Patch will provide additional updates as they become available.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
This week's selection includes a new Islamic U of M, a malt shop's anniversary, Lyndale Gardesn final plans, a new church, a city's surplus and I-94 headaches on the way.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. VIDEO: Meet Mark Andrew, Contestant on NBC's 'The Voice' From Eden Prairie On Season 4 of the hit show "The Voice," Eden Prairie's Mark Andrew breaks onto the scene. Tom Windle of Maple Grove Throws U of M's First 9-Inning No-Hitter Since 1931 The former Osseo High pitcher told gophersports.com why he chose to stay close to home for college and the support he gets from his hockey-playing twin brother, Sam. Shakopee Considers $400,000 Enticement Package for Data …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A 2013 resurfacing project on I-94 from Clearwater to St. Cloud could bring potential backup of up to 20 miles or more during peak travel times, according to MnDOT.
As the Minnesota winter gives way to spring, road construction projects around the Twin Cities and Minnesota are gearing up for another season. Among the projects is a resurfacing 7.5 miles of Interstate 94 north of the Twin Cities from Clearwater to St. Cloud. The Minnesota Department of Transportation estimates the project could impact a backup of traffic of “20 miles or more during peak travel periods.” With residents in the northwest metro getting ready to make travel plans for spring and summer, MnDOT is urging drivers to consider an alternate route during the Clearwater to St. Cloud I-94 reconstruction project. “Find the best route that works for you based on where you’re leaving from and when and your destination,” said J.P. …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Rehabbing concrete on I-94 means more traffic on detour roads.
Road construction season may be kinder to people traveling around the St. Michael-Albertville area this year. Wright County Highway Engineer Virgil Hawkins told the Wright County Board March 5 that this year's road work on I-94 would be less disruptive and more predictable than last year's, according to The Sun Press & News: Hawkins, who lives in St. Cloud, had to travel that construction route himself all last fall and said that the delays were maddening at times because you never knew when traffic would be clear or when it would be stop-and-go for miles. This time around, he said that the construction is expected to be a bit more organized than the hit-and-miss traffic delays from last fall. “They didn’t plan for the road work very well …