State lawmakers are proposing legislation intended to rename a segment of Highway Five near Chanhassen after the late artist, Prince. State Representative Greg Boe says Prince is a favorite son on the Chanhassen side of the metro, and the community is proud to have him. The plan is to have seven miles of Highway Five between Interstate-494 and Galpin Drive be designated the Prince Rogers Nelson Memorial Highway. However, some barriers are in the way of the initiative as a portion of the highway is already named the Augie Mueller Memorial Highway after a former state senator. Multiple bills are being worked on due to that issue, and officials hope the Mueller family will be willing to give up part of their highway to make room for the late pop star’s segment.
Lawmakers Propose Highway Name Change In Honor Of Prince
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-15T06:52:37-05:00March 15th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!