Local NewsMinute: Transit Success, Highway 40, and Radon Testing 09 Jan 18

Local Cancellation

Pope County’s Committee of the Whole will not have their regularly-scheduled meeting tonight.

Milan Bridgework Continues During Winter

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hard at work, redoing a bridge three miles west of Milan. Last September, Public Affairs Coordinator Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt organized an open house for the project, and hopes to organize another this winter to show off the bridge’s final design.
A date for the winter showing hasn’t been announced yet. The project will cost around $6 million, with bids due and construction starting in 2019.

Stevens County Involved With Radon Preparedness

January is National Radon Awareness Month, and local officials have needed to ramp up their preparations.
Radon is an odorless, colorless, naturally-occurring gas in the soil, that can cause lung cancer in excess doses. Working in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Stevens County Housing and Redevelopment Authority offers free radon test kits. You can get a kit by calling 589 3142, or stopping at the Grandview Apartments at 100 South Columbia Avenue in Morris.
The HRA also offers materials for lead-level awareness.

Morris Transit Trumpets Success, Looks Cautiously Towards The Future

Tonight, the Morris Transit celebrates a big milestone. The City Council will formally approve December’s Transit report, which shows a record total of 64,950 riders for the year.
Beth Heinrich oversees the program, and expresses caution about the future. She thanks the Morris community for its loyalty, but notes that Morris Transit hasn’t seen a rate increase since 2005.
The Morris City Council meets at 5:15 p.m. this evening in the Senior/Community Center.

This is a sample of what’s happened for Tuesday, January 9, 2018. If these got your attention, listen to the KMRS News At Seven, Eight, Noon, and Five to hear the voices behind the stories.