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U.S. Rep. John Kline (right) and Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle look over plans for an interchange at Highway 52 and County Road 9. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

2013 top stories: #3 - Highway 52 gets an upgrade

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Local transportation — on roads, water and roads over water — got a boost in 2013 after a number of construction projects were completed or moved ahead.


A vision of Highway 52 as an access-controlled freeway from the Twin Cities to Rochester is one step closer to reality after the Minnesota Department of Transportation and local governments advanced work on interchange projects.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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