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Dayton Pushes Gas Tax Hike In New Transportation Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan for transportation would repair or replace 2,200 miles of state roads and 330 bridges, but would come at a noticeable cost to taxpayers. Dayton released a large-scale proposal Monday that depends on adding a new 6.5 percent tax on gas and higher vehicle registration fees.

01/26/2015

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Dayton Calls For $850M Public Construction Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton says he wants to borrow $850 million this year for public construction projects. Minnesota lawmakers generally pass bonding bills in even-numbered years. But the Democratic governor says he plans to introduce an $850 million bonding bill proposal next month.

01/16/2015

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Minnesota Officials Consider Taking 2016 Session Off-Site

The ambitious idea of Minnesota lawmakers skipping next year’s session to avoid the Capitol construction has morphed into an alternative plan. Now senior legislators and state officials are taking a hard look at moving the Legislature’s session off-site.

01/14/2015

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Central Avenue Reopens In NE Minneapolis

A main thoroughfare in Northeast Minneapolis has reopened after being closed for much of 2014. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that Central Avenue reopened to traffic on Tuesday.

12/16/2014

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Vikings Thank Construction Crews With On-Site Lunch

The Minnesota Vikings are saying thank you to the construction workers building the team’s new stadium.

12/12/2014

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New Plans Unveiled For $50 Million Nicollet Mall Project

New renderings are showing what the Nicollet Mall project team is thinking for the future of the downtown Minneapolis transit hub. The team held a public meeting Thursday night to address their redesign plans.

12/12/2014

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State Capitol Renovation May Mean Changes For 2015 Legislature

Just a month before the 2015 Minnesota Legislature begins, the Capitol is in chaos. But it’s not because of politics. The 109-year-old State Capitol building is in the middle of a massive renovation that will mean limited public access during the session.

12/03/2014

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Vikings Sink $647,000 More Into Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings are adding $647,000 to their share of their new stadium thanks to several design changes. The changes are up for approval at Friday’s meeting of the authority overseeing the stadium’s construction. The biggest share is almost $235,000 to change finishes and food service capabilities in one section of the stadium.

11/19/2014

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NJ Arbitrator Awards Company $2M After Vikings’ Owners Default On Housing Deal

The Vikings’ CEO, president and vice chairman have been ordered to pay $2 million to their former business partners after violating a building contract, according to court documents. A New Jersey arbitrator ruled that the Zygi, Mark and Leonard Wilf violated a building contract the businessmen held with their cousins Ralph and Norman Mitscheles when they halted construction on an unfished housing project.

11/14/2014

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Construction Continues On Vikings Stadium Despite Unseasonable Cold

Cold weather isn’t stopping work on the new Vikings stadium. The project hasn’t missed a beat since cold weather invaded the area earlier than usual.

11/13/2014

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Minnesota Wraps Up 2014 Road Construction Season

Minnesota has wrapped up its 2014 road construction season. The state Department of Transportation says major bridge construction, highway lane additions and road resurfacing were among the 308 projects underway during the season.

11/06/2014

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Cement Shortage Causes Construction Headaches

Less than a year after the state struggled through a severe propane shortage, another vital commodity is in short supply.

10/24/2014

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Kieran’s Owner Suing For Lost Business During Block E Construction

You can’t see the front door of Kieran’s Irish Pub, because it’s covered in plastic and the windows are boarded up. Owner Peter Kellin says business is down 27 percent since Block E renovations began.

10/21/2014

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St. Paul Bridge Closed To Traffic This Weekend

The Kellogg-Third Street Bridge is closed to all traffic and pedestrians Friday.

09/26/2014

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New Vikings Stadium Now 17 Percent Complete

While the construction won’t be complete until 2016, recent updates show the new Minnesota Vikings stadium is now 17 percent finished.

09/25/2014

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