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Woodbury resident and Transportation Department Commissioner Tom Sorel starts his new job on Dec. 1. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Woodbury's Sorel sees 'really good path' for MnDOT

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Minnesota's transportation system hit a low point in 2007.

The state - and the nation - recoiled in shock when the I-35W bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, taking 13 people's lives. The fallout left the state's transportation reputation tarnished and prompted U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar to famously state that "a bridge just shouldn't fall down in the middle of America."


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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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