• After tear in a 737, asking what's old for a plane
    How old is too old for an airplane? Fliers may be more worried than usual after a 5-foot hole opened in the roof of a 15-year-old Southwest jet earlier this month. Older planes do need more repairs, but experts say an aircraft's age has never been the cause of a passenger death.April 9, 2011
  • MnDOT unveils 2011 construction projects
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced its road construction projects for 2011, totaling nearly $900 million.April 6, 2011
  • Southwest grounds more planes
    Cracks have been found in three more Southwest Airlines planes following a midair incident in which a hole opened up in the fuselage of one of its jets. Some air safety experts believe the incident raises concerns about airline maintenance and safety.Midmorning, April 5, 2011
  • NTSB: Cracks found in 3 grounded Southwest planes
    Three more Southwest Airlines jetliners have small, subsurface cracks that are similar to the cracks suspected of playing a role in the fuselage tear of a Boeing 737-300, causing the aircraft to lose pressure and forcing a frightening emergency landing, officials say.April 4, 2011
  • House approves aviation bill despite Obama veto threat
    The $59.7 billion Republican-drafted bill would cut the FAA budget by $4 billion and eliminate subsidies for air service to rural communities.April 1, 2011
  • Rochester airport reopens after package checked
    The main terminal at the Rochester International Airport has been re-opened. It was closed for several hours after a suspicious package was found by a Transportation Security Administration officer.March 30, 2011
  • Eastbound I-90 near Luverne reopens after crash
    The eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 are closed after a deadly crash near Luverne in southwestern Minnesota.March 29, 2011
  • Klobuchar: Stillwater needs a new bridge
    U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar defended her bill Friday to allow the construction of a new bridge over the St. Croix River, arguing that her proposal would not violate federal law protecting scenic rivers.March 25, 2011
  • Dayton teams up with Bachmann on new St. Croix bridge
    Gov. Mark Dayton lent his support Friday to a proposal by Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann to move forward on construction of a new bridge over the St. Croix River, despite objections from environmentalists.March 18, 2011
  • FAA, airlines track Pacific radiation plume
    U.S. aviation regulators and airline meteorologists are monitoring the radiation plume drifting northeast from Japan's damaged nuclear reactors to ensure it doesn't threaten commercial jet routes.March 17, 2011
  • Delta, other airlines put Japan expansion on hold
    Even as airlines added extra flights to get people out of Tokyo, their long-term plans for expansion have been thrown into doubt.March 17, 2011
  • Father, son killed in Dakota County crash
    The Minnesota State Patrol tells KSTP-TV the 18-year-old son from Roseville was driving on State Highway 56 in Dakota County when the car crossed into the path of a semi-truck Tuesday.March 15, 2011
  • News Cut live blog: What caused an Owatonna jet crash that killed 8?
    The NTSB is answering that question today at a meeting unveiling the results of the investigation. I'm live blogging the meeting, and you can also watch it here (8:30 CT start).March 15, 2011
  • Fargo putting 4 hybrid buses on the road
    The city of Fargo has taken delivery of four hybrid buses that run on electricity and diesel fuel.March 9, 2011
  • Ice breaker re-awakens Twin Ports harbor
    A Coast Guard cutter has started breaking the ice in the Twin Ports harbor in preparation for the 2011 shipping season.March 8, 2011

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