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April 16, 2014

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2014 construction program kicks off with more than 300 projects

Photo of Sue Mulvilhill and Tom O'Keefe answer questions during construction kickoff news conference.

More than 300 construction projects scheduled for 2014 were announced at the construction kickoff news conference April 3. The $1.1 billion program includes work on 74 projects in the Twin Cities and 194 projects in Greater Minnesota. An additional 40 projects statewide will improve safety at railroad crossings, and make improvements on runways and terminals at regional airports. The work includes projects funded by the Corridors of Commerce program, a bonding effort aimed at improving roadways for freight travel. Continued

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On the job: Bev Herfindahl coordinates statewide future transit efforts

Photo of Bev Herfindahl.

Bill Clinton was president and Jesse Ventura resided at the Minnesota governor’s mansion when Bev Herfindahl joined MnDOT’s District 8 office in 1999. She had recently left a management role at Prairie Five RIDES transit organization, where she oversaw the volunteer drivers network and grant application efforts. Continued

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Crookston’s Charlie Hoff dies unexpectedly

Lucy KenderCharlie Hoff, a transportation generalist in District 2, died suddenly at the Crookston truck station April 1.  Hoff, 59, joined MnDOT in 1988 at the Thief River Falls truck station. Later that year he moved to Crookston and continued to work in maintenance during his time with MnDOT.Continued

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