The issue of potholes on Minneapolis streets is becoming a serious problem WCCO reports.
One reason for the problem is the budget tightening. There was $26,000 devoted to street paving in Minneapolis in 2001, it is now only $11,600 this year.
Money was saved for fire and police while funds for street repairs were cut.
The Pioneer Press reports that more strain is being put on city streets and residents are not happy.
The number of calls complaining about potholes has increased 150 percent compared to this time last year.