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MN 60 opening moved up to Thursday

WORTHINGTON - The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the Minnesota 60 detour will be lifted a day early.

Bob Williams, MnDOT District 7 project engineer, said traffic will be able to drive on the new four-lane highway by Thursday afternoon.

Crews on Wednesday were removing some of the signs from the detour in preparation for the opening.

Julie Buntjer

Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at

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