Monthly Archives: September 2021

Water Assistance Applications Available Now

Water Assistance Applications Available Now

Minnesotans with disconnected water service, a water shutoff notice, or a past due water bill may be able to get help paying their water bill.

Customers apply for water, energy, and weatherization assistance with one application.

Press Release

See Commerce’s September 9, 2021 press release for more details.

Contact Information

Questions? Contact your local Energy Assistance Program Service Provider or the Minnesota Department of Commerce at

Hwy 61 near Two Harbors bridge construction to start September 15

DULUTH, Minn. – Construction at Silver Creek on Hwy 61 north of Two Harbors will begin on September 15. Work this fall will include the construction of a temporary bypass at Silver Creek, associated earth retention system and a surcharge for the bridge.

Traffic will be shifted over on Hwy 61 until the temporary bypass is completed at which time traffic will be placed on the temporary bypass through Fall 2022. Motorists should expect intermittent flagging, restricted to Monday-Thursdays only. All work this fall will be limited to the Silver Creek area. Project work will resume in 2022 and continue into 2023.

For more details and project maps, please visit the website:

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