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State-Of-The-Art Features Make New Vikings Stadium One-Of-A-Kind

The Vikings’ new $1 billion stadium will open in less than a year. As crews continue their work, David McCoy got a look inside at some of the features that will make U.S. Bank Stadium unique.

08/03/2015

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Weekend Road Work Closes Parts Of I-394, I-94

Drivers in the Twin Cities will need plenty of patience navigating road construction this weekend. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 394 have shifted into the HOV lanes.

08/01/2015

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Eastbound I-94 In St. Paul To Close Friday

Motorists should expect delays and a detour due to a major road closure in St. Paul this weekend.

07/27/2015

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Talking Points: Is There Too Much Construction In The West Metro?

Commuters traveling into downtown Minneapolis from western suburbs will get a break from a project that has created major tie ups the last two weeks.

07/26/2015

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3 West Metro Construction Projects A Pain For Drivers

If you live in the western suburbs, you’ve likely noticed all the road construction. MnDOT has projects on three major roadways right now, and they are creating some headaches for drivers.

07/16/2015

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4 Things To Know: I-394 Construction, Greece Debt, Starbucks & More

Here are the four stories that you should know about for Monday, July 13, 2015.

07/13/2015

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Tough Rush Hour Expected As Construction Begins On Eastbound I-394

Headaches start Monday morning for drivers who use Interstate 394 as part of their commute. The three westbound lanes of I-394 have been closed and all westbound traffic has been shifted onto the eastbound HOV lanes between I-94 and Highway 100.

07/13/2015

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Fire Reported At Vikings Stadium Construction Site

If you happened to drive past the construction site for the forthcoming U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, you may have had cause for alarm. A plume of smoke could be seen late Friday morning at the site.

07/10/2015

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Nicollet Mall Businesses Brace For Massive Construction Project

As of Monday morning, there was less congestion on Nicollet Mall. Buses are not allowed on the downtown stretch because of construction work for the Nicollet Mall redesign. The construction project on Nicollet Mall is expected to last through 2017.

07/06/2015

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Nicollet Mall Closed To Bus Traffic Starting Monday

Beginning Monday morning, you won’t see any buses driving down Nicollet Mall for a while. Work will be underway on the Nicollet Mall project and during the 2015 construction season, the work will primarily consist of the installation or repairing of utility systems.

07/05/2015

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May Brings Small Shift In Minnesota Unemployment Picture

Minnesota’s unemployment rate has barely budged in a year and has registered at 3.8 percent for May. That’s within a tenth of a percent of what it was a year ago in June and a tick higher than it was in April.

06/18/2015

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Road Construction Brings Smiles, Joy To Robbinsdale Family

There’s just no getting around it — road construction can be a real pain. But if you ask one Robbinsdale family, it is providing the highlight of their summer. Matt and Emily Barbero’s 2-and-a-half-year-old son is mesmerized by all the digging and dumping in his normally quiet neighborhood.

06/17/2015

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Vikings Stadium: Roof Truss Connected, Last Concrete Poured

Construction of the new Vikings stadium hit several key milestones this week. With just over a year to go before construction is completed, several new features are starting to take shape. The roof truss that will support the entire roof of the stadium has been connected.

06/05/2015

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Bill With $320M In Construction Projects Primed For Votes

A public-works borrowing plan contains at least $320 million worth of construction projects. Top Minnesota lawmakers agreed to the package early Thursday and it is being prepared for a vote in the upcoming special session.

06/04/2015

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Northbound Hwy 100 To Close Between Hwy 62, I-394

Construction on the Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge in St. Louis Park is closing northbound Highway 100 between Golden Valley and Edina this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says northbound Hwy 100 will be closed from 9 p.m. on June 5 until 5 a.m. on June 8.

06/02/2015

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Lawmakers Prepare For First Session Out Of Capitol Building Since 1881

Minnesota lawmakers will soon be meeting in special session, though Friday’s talks ended with no deal in place. It’s not clear whether they’ll plan to meet over the weekend to try to hammer out the details.

05/29/2015

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Vikings Stadium Milestone: Last Vertical Concrete Column Poured

he Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced a major milestone Thursday for the construction of the new Vikings stadium: the pouring of the last vertical concrete column on the site.

05/21/2015

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Stretch Of I-94 In St. Paul To Close Over The Weekend

Motorists are going to have to schedule in a few extra minutes if they’re commuting between St. Paul and Minneapolis over the weekend.

05/15/2015

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I-94 To Close In St. Paul Over The Weekend

Motorists are going to have to schedule in a few extra minutes if they’re commuting between St. Paul and Minneapolis over the weekend. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that Interstate 94 will be closing in both directions between Highway 280 and Interstate 35E.

05/13/2015

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Snelling Ave. Bridge Now Closed Until Mid-August

The Snelling Avenue Bridge in St. Paul is now closed, and will remain closed until the middle of August. Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be repaving and making other improvements to the mile-and-a-half stretch.

05/11/2015

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Construction Set To Snarl Snelling Avenue Bridge At I-94

A major construction project begins Sunday along I-94 in St. Paul — the Snelling Avenue bridge will shut down and remain closed through mid-August.

05/09/2015

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Habitat for Humanity Program Empowers Women Thru Construction Work

A Minnesota mother of three boys is getting some much-needed home repairs thanks to generous volunteers. They are with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, which empowers women of all physical abilities through construction work — and empowers the women who own the homes that are built or repaired.

05/09/2015

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Under Construction: Minnesota Leaders Scurry To Build Budget

Break out the hard hats: the real hammering in Minnesota’s construction-zone Capitol is about to start. There’s less than three weeks to the May 18 session adjournment deadline. So the pressure is on to nail down a deal on a new state budget and the fate of a nearly $1.9 billion surplus.

05/01/2015

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Eastbound Highway 5 To Close For Overnight Construction

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that eastbound Highway 5 between Fort Snelling and St. Paul will close overnight Thursday and Friday while crews remove an abandoned water main from the bridge.

04/27/2015

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Hwy 100 Closing For Weekend Construction In St. Louis Park

Crews are working to widen the highway to put three lanes in each direction. MnDOT says families living near the project will hear noise and vibration during the overnight hours.

04/17/2015

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