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Red Wing City Engineer Jay Owens, left, points out traffic congestion on Plum Street to Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle during a downtown tour Wednesday. MnDOT will be assisting the city on a Main Street overhaul in 2015. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

MnDOT outlines local and statewide vision

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From the fifth floor of the St. James Hotel, Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle watched as a train passed by Levee Park. He took a phone from his pocket and snapped a picture.


Through that lone window, he could see natural amenities, a bridge that needs replacing, freight and passenger rail traffic, bicycle trails and a commercial waterway.

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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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