Speed limits to go up on U.S. 59, other area highways in Southwestern Minnesota

Traffic will officially be moving a little faster on several area highways by the end of the year, as the result of a study by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT District 8, which includes 12 counties in southwestern Minnesota, announced Wednesday that the speed limit on parts of nearly a dozen highways will be increasing from 55 to 60 miles per hour.