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Old 08-23-2007, 06:15 AM   #1
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With all the latest issues with the weather and the bridge the Minnesota area is a very challeging place to drive. Almost all the major bridges are being throughly inspected, major road construction is happening on major roads.

If you don't have to go to Minnesota I recommend bypassing it. Its going to be more of a headache then its worth.
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With all the latest issues with the weather and the bridge the Minnesota area is a very challeging place to drive. Almost all the major bridges are being throughly inspected, major road construction is happening on major roads.

If you don't have to go to Minnesota I recommend bypassing it. Its going to be more of a headache then its worth.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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Minnesota is a big state.
1. Is your recommendation for the entire state?
2. Have you been there since the bridge collapse?
3. Do you make this recommendation based on personal experience of very recently driving the roads?
4. How about Duluth, Bemidji, Moorehead, Thief River Falls,Fergus Falls, Worthington, ALbert Lea, etc. Does your recommendation include these places too?
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:36 PM   #4
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We just spent the last week in Minnesota. We traveled from the southern border to the northwest to the northeast and back down south. I only know of one bridge out, not a big deal, take the detour. We ran into road construction here and there, but that is to be expected. Every northern state has a limited time to get it completed. Northern Minnesota is very dry, parts of the south are very wet. It's a very beautiful state, don't avoid it!!
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:32 AM   #5
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I am in Northern Minnesota as I write this. Came up through the twin cities last Thursday. Took 494 to 169 up through Anoka and all the way up to Grand Rapids. No more problems than I've seen in similar trips over the past 40 years. I went this way to avoid construction on 694/94 northwest of Minneapolis. I did see in the paper today that I35 is being closed north of 62nd st(the crosstown highway , and this is impacting Viking season ticket sales. The bridge that went out is downtown. I lived in Minneapolis thirty years ago and used that bridge once. I can't believe it is impacting general traffic too much
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We drove through Minnesota two weeks ago with no problem. Took the by-pass on the West side around Minneapolis - good roads. No problems.
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