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Open Letter to MnDOT

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013


Hello MnDOT,
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I am writing to you today to let you know about something I just can’t keep quiet about any longer.   It’s about the road construction for the new St. Croix River Crossing.  Specifically the 95/36 exchange that is progressing quickly.
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Now, I assume you are getting prepared right now to hear something negative, but that’s not what’s about to happen.
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I am writing to tell you about a gem you have working for you.  Well, I don’t know who she works for exactly, she may be working for a contractor,  but she is a gem none the less.
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I’m sure that everyone who drives this stretch of the river valley knows who she is too.  She handles the stop and slow sign at the intersection of 95 and 36.  She tells us when a big dump truck is heading our way.
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I don’t know her name, but I wish I did.
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She smiles, waves, and looks like she’s laughing sometimes. She actually seems to pay attention to the cars when they pass her by.  I get to look her in the eyes even!  I drove by her today and she was dancing.  DANCING!  Now, it is 20 degrees outside today and she was probably freezing and dancing was keeping her toes warm but still!  I love this woman.   I wish I had a picture of her, but I thought better of taking photos while driving:)
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You should know that she brings a smile to my face every time I pass by.    You should know that she is making that construction easier for all of us.  She should know that too.  I wanted to bring her a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, but that isn’t a super spot to stop my car!
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So, MnDOT?  Maybe you should find out who she is and thank her.  Bring her a nice cup of coffee.  Or some of those hand warmer things.  Heck give her a raise.  She is certainly raising the spirits of people who pass her by each day.
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With warm regards,
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Aimee and all the other commuters on Hwy 95!
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