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Vikings Stadium Project

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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MnDOT Reopens I-94 After Scheduled Construction Finishes Early

Despite a scheduled construction closure, a major highway between the Twin Cities is open in both directions Saturday evening.

04/11/2015

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State Of State Gives Dayton Chance To Crystalize Agenda

Gov. Mark Dayton has laid out a two-year budget, a transportation plan, a general construction proposal and much more. A primetime speech Thursday gives him a chance to put a finer point on his agenda and what he’ll fight hardest for in the legislative session’s final six weeks.

04/09/2015

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Vikings Stadium Construction Is Halfway Done

Crews building the Minnesota Vikings’ new home are crossing the project’s 50-yard line. The $1 billion stadium is now halfway finished. From the sky, you can see it’s really starting to take shape. The structural concrete is 80 percent done.

04/08/2015

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MnDOT Announces 290 Road Construction Projects

If winter is over, that means it must be road construction season. The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to spend $1 billion this season upgrading, replacing and expanding highways and bridges.

04/02/2015

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4 Things To Know: High Winds Fuel Fires, McDonald’s Wages & More

These are the four things you need to know for Thursday, April 2.

04/02/2015

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Section Of 5th Street Closes As Mpls. Reconfigures Downtown

Officials in Minneapolis say a section of 5th Street by the new Vikings stadium construction site is slated to close Monday as part of a construction project to reconfigure how people get around downtown.

03/30/2015

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Cost Of Target Center Renovation Increases By $30M

The cost to renovate Target Center is going up. An updated budget unveiled at Minneapolis City Hall this week shows the cost has climbed to nearly $129-million.

03/25/2015

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Minnesotans To Meet: The Women Of The New Vikings Stadium

Women are still breaking ground when it comes to working in a male dominated field, like construction. But Minnesota is doing better, with big projects like the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium. Since it’s Women’s History Month – we gathered a group of women at Mortenson Construction’s on-site office.

03/24/2015

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Outdoor Workers Welcome Warmer Weather

In contrast to the past few months, construction worker Josh Miller didn’t have to bundle up against ice, snow and biting wind before starting his outdoor job on Monday.

03/09/2015

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Coming Snow Pushes Back Closures On SB I-35E

Overnight snow forecasted for Tuesday pushed back the start of a construction campaign that would close part of southbound Interstate 35E and the ramp from Little Canada Road.

03/02/2015

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MnDOT Gears Up For Pothole Season

Pothole season in Minnesota usually starts at the end of February, and that time has come. But as our winter has been mild, this year may not be as bad. MnDOT hopes our mild winter continues, because the less snow and ice, the more attention they can give to potholes.

02/23/2015

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Apartment Complex Proposed Over Historic Mpls. Building

Downtown Minneapolis could soon have a new 18-story apartment complex right by WCCO-TV studios. According to the Twin Cities Business Journal, a plan has been submitted for the nearly 300-unit complex at the intersection of South 10th Street and Marquette Avenue.

02/20/2015

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MnDOT Announces West Metro Construction Projects

MnDOT says crews will mostly be working to patch up the roads and bridges on parts of Hwy 100 beginning in April. The project is expected to last about two years.

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Construction Starts On Wisconsin Side Of St. Croix Bridge

In just over a year and a half, Minnesota and Wisconsin will be connected by a brand new $360 million bridge. The whole project, including new roads, will cost $600 million.

02/02/2015

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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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