Governor Tim Walz and other dignitaries in the south-central Minnesota community of Courtland this morning (Tues), breaking ground for a 12.5-mile upgrade of Highway 14 between New Ulm and Nicollet.  When finished, U-S 14 will be a continuous four-lane highway between Rochester and New Ulm.  The governor says:

“What happens in Rochester impacts New Ulm, and vice versa — and all of the communities in-between.”

Walz notes the upgrade improves what has been one of the most dangerous highways in Minnesota.  Some groups want Highway 14 four lanes all the way from Minnesota’s eastern border at La Crescent to its western boundary near Lake Benton.