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Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans are making their way back home after a long Labor Day holiday, and MN-DOT's Kevin Gutknecht says there'll be a lot of traffic out there. Folks need to slow down and take their time. You can go to 511mn.org and find out what sort of road construction and lane restrictions you may face in your trip. Road construction crews took a break for the Labor Day weekend, but lane restrictions remain in place on some heavily-traveled routes. Among them: I-35 around Owatonna, the Dresbach Bridge and a couple stretches of I-90 in southeast Minnesota, sections of I-35 between the Twin Cities and Duluth, and Highway 52 around Cannon Falls.
Safety is a big focus as students at the U-of-M Twin Cities begin fall classes tomorrow. University Services spokesman Tim Busse suspects returning students are much wiser and better-informed after last year's robberies and assaults which often involved thefts of electronic devices. As for new students, Busse says the message is "personal safety." He advises students take care of themselves and others. Busse says the University can do a number of things, but in many instances it comes down to individuals exhibiting behavior to keep themselves and their friends safe.
A new single-day attendance record was set at the Minnesota State Fair Saturday. Fair organizers are reporting that 252,092 people were on hand for the great Minnesota Get Together. That breaks the previous record of 236,197 set on the second Sunday of last year's fair. Overall attendance this year as of Saturday was around 1.5 million, close to the all-time record of 1.8t million set in 2009. Today is the last day of the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.