The Daily Planet’s Minnesota coverage reports on events, news and other occurrences that take place in the state and it’s surrounding regions.

MnDOT to close Hwy 14 turn lane at Eagle Lake

MANKATO— As part of an ongoing safety evaluation, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will indefinitely close the existing left turn lane from eastbound Highway 14 to northbound Blue Earth County Road 27, on the east side of Eagle Lake, during the week of November 20.  The turn lane is being closed to address a continued pattern of crashes caused by motorists using the turn lane. 


Drought continues to deepen in Minnesota 


As drought conditions continue to expand in Minnesota, some areas of the state are now experiencing exceptional drought conditions for the first time since 2021 (portions of Freeborn and Mower counties in southeastern Minnesota, as well as in portions of Aitkin, Carlton and Pine counties in east-central Minnesota).

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