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Highway 61

May 14, 2019
Open house scheduled for Highway 61 improvement
May 14, 2019 - 12:13pm
March 23, 2019
Jen Blight, left, takes a lunch order from Carol and Jerry Peterson at the New Scenic Café earlier this month. The couple estimates it has enjoyed more than 1,000 meals at the restaurant, where they are known by staff as Ma and Pa.  (Jed Carlson /
Making magic on the North Shore: New Scenic celebrates 20 years
March 23, 2019 - 4:28pm
June 8, 2018
Highway 61 single-lane closures begin Monday
June 8, 2018 - 10:54am
May 25, 2018
(From left) DNR trail development specialist Mark Rudningen, MnDOT engineer Duane Hill, Silver Bay Mayor Scott Johnson, Beaver Bay Mayor Linda Malzac, DNR Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers and Gitchi-Gami Trail Association Board member Bruce Martinson cut the ribbon for the new paved section between Beaver Bay and Silver Bay. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)
New trail section connects Silver Bay, Beaver Bay
May 25, 2018 - 5:04pm
May 18, 2018
Highway 61 project to start after holiday
May 18, 2018 - 2:30am
May 17, 2018
A grass fire was reported near Gate 4 Road on Highway 61 near the Encampment River around noon May 16. (Photo courtesy of Dave Samuel)
Grass fire reported along Highway 61
May 17, 2018 - 5:02pm
May 8, 2018
MnDOT invites public to Highway 61 project meeting
May 8, 2018 - 5:38am
March 16, 2018
Highway 61 in Two Harbors 
File photo
MnDOT changes Highway 61 timeline in response to concerns
March 16, 2018 - 5:16am
February 23, 2018
MnDOT project designer Jeff Madill talks with Mark LeBlanc about the construction project on Highway 61 in Two Harbors. LeBlanc's business, the Li'l Dog Car and Pet Wash, sits at the corner of Highway 61 and Highway 2 in Two Harbors, where some of the most significant changes will take place. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)
MnDOT: Feedback critical during Highway 61 project
February 23, 2018 - 4:27am
December 6, 2017
Emergency crews work at the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Tuesday on Highway 61 northeast of Two Harbors. (Jamey Malcomb / Lake County News-Chronicle)
Two injured in crash near Lafayette Bluff Tunnel
December 6, 2017 - 7:40pm
October 25, 2017
Lane closures in Beaver Bay
October 25, 2017 - 12:44pm
September 11, 2017
Highway 61 lane closures
September 11, 2017 - 11:46am
September 1, 2017
Crews worked to remove a railroad overpass across Minnesota Highway 61 near Taconite Harbor late Thursday into Friday after it was hit and damaged by a truck. (Minnesota Department of Transportation photo)
After crews work all night, Highway 61 reopens near Taconite Harbor
September 1, 2017 - 5:58pm
August 31, 2017
Damage to a steel beam is visible on the underside of a railroad bridge across Minnesota Highway 61 near Taconite Harbor on Thursday after it was hit by a truck. (Minnesota Department of Transportation photo)
Crews racing to remove damaged bridge, reopen Highway 61 on North Shore
August 31, 2017 - 6:46pm
March 17, 2017
Highway 61 lane closures possible
March 17, 2017 - 4:00am