U of M move-day promises traffic gridlock

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - It's move-in day at the dorms on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota, and thousands of freshmen and their families are navigating road and building projects.

The big move-in starts a week before classes begin and kicks off Welcome Week, which is six days of orientation and on-campus activities.

The university says some staff members will be on hand to help, including President Eric Kaler in the afternoon.

Move-in day is always a little stressful, but this year it could be more so because Washington Avenue - the main street through campus - is closed for construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail line.

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