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Speed limit rising to 60 on many two-lanes in Minnesota



Some Southern Minnesota highways are getting higher speed limits, under a decision made by MnDOT. 

Two busy roads that run through La Crescent, Highways 16 and 26, will allow 60 mile an hour traffic near that city. 

Highway 16 will remain at 55 miles per hour between Rushford and Lanesboro. 

Highway 14 will stay at 55 between Winona and Lewiston, but the speed goes up to 60 between Lewiston and St. Charles. 

And the 60-mile speed will be allowed on Highway 44 between Hokah and Mabel, which includes Caledonia and Spring Grove. 

The changes result from a study of traffic on two-lane roads in Minnesota. 

The 55-mile limit has been in place on many highways since the “energy crisis” of the early 1970’s.  

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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