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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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More Gates, More Security Lines Coming To MSP?

Your next trip out of town could soon become a lot easier. Officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport laid out several changes they’d like to make on Tuesday.

09/24/2014

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City Officials Say St. Paul Bridge Needs To Be Rebuilt

Drivers in St. Paul will notice reduced lanes on a busy downtown bridge soon. City officials said the bridge at Third Street and Kellogg Avenue needs to be rebuilt. It spans nearly a half mile and it’s still young at about 30 years old. Still, city officials said some of its construction no longer complies with state and federal standards.

09/24/2014

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NB I-35W Closed This Week In Richfield, Mpls.

You’ll want to avoid a stretch of Interstate 35W over the weekend. The northbound lanes are closing down at 11:45 p.m. Friday between 66th Street in Richfield and I-94 in Minneapolis.

09/19/2014

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Vikings Move Ahead With Clear Glass In Stadium Construction

The Minnesota Vikings are moving ahead with clear glass on their new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. That’s the latest word from the Sports Authority, which is overseeing stadium construction. This is despite concerns about possible bird collisions with the soaring glass stadium walls.

09/10/2014

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‘No More Wiggle Room’ In Vikings Stadium Schedule

The latest construction schedule for the Minnesota Vikings $1 billion stadium leaves “no more wiggle room,” a team official said Wednesday. Minnesota Vikings vice president Lester Bagley told The Associated Press that the new “substantial completion” date of July 29 will be cutting it close.

09/10/2014

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Behind The Scenes Of The New St. Croix River Bridge

WCCO had a chance to go behind the scenes for a look at a really important part of the new St. Croix River Bridge. Construction crews showed us how they’re making more than 300 segments of the bridge out of concrete.

09/09/2014

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Vikings Adding $19M To Stadium Project

The Minnesota Vikings say they’re adding another $19.7 million to their contribution to a new stadium to make sure it has the features they want. The team said Friday that the new money will guarantee “crucial” features such as five massive pivoting glass doors.

08/22/2014

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Vikes, ‘U’ Seek To Fix TCF Stadium Parking Kinks

With the last home preseason game over, Vikings fans are ready for the first regular season at TCF Bank Stadium. But the new location brings some added challenges, with fans struggling while getting around the stadium.

08/16/2014

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GOP Governor Hopeful: No Senators In New Building

One Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says he’d try to keep senators out of a new state building planned for senators.

08/07/2014

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Worker Electrocuted Near Fairfax Identified

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the worker who was electrocuted earlier in the week as a 26-year-old St. Paul Park man. Two workers were shocked while working at a power line work site near Fairfax, Minnesota on Monday morning at about 8:45 a.m.

07/30/2014

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2 Workers Shocked, 1 Fatally, Near Fairfax

Two workers at a power line work site near Fairfax, Minnesota were shocked on Monday morning, according to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened at about 8:45 a.m. Both workers were airlifted from the scene.

07/28/2014

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Project To Add 3rd Lane To I-494 In Plymouth Kicks Off

A three-year project to add another lane to Interstate 494 in Plymouth is officially underway, following a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning. The stretch of 494 from Highway 55 to the Fish Lake Interchange is the only part of 494 that didn’t have three lanes.

07/23/2014

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Crews Start Work On I-94 Expansion Project

A major highway expansion that’s been years in the making finally got underway Monday with a groundbreaking ceremony northwest of the Twin Cities. Construction crews will begin adding a new lane on either side of Interstate 94 between Rogers and St. Michael.

06/30/2014

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Minnesota Launches Work Zone Safety Campaign

Minnesota is launching a statewide campaign asking motorists to hang up their phones and pay attention in work zones. The campaign starts Monday and will continue through the construction season.

06/09/2014

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Stretch Of I-35E Closed From Little Canada To St. Paul

A busy stretch of interstate in the east metro is closed this weekend as crews take down a couple of bridges. I-35E between I-94 in downtown St. Paul, Minn. and Highway 36 in Little Canada, Minn. closed Friday evening and will reopen Monday. Crews are tearing down the Larpenteur Avenue and Gateway State Trail bridges.

06/07/2014

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Minnesota Senate Backs $1B For Building Projects

The Minnesota Senate has passed an $846 million borrowing package for construction projects and sent it to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature, finishing a crucial piece of business as lawmakers work toward adjournment. The bonding bill vote was 47-17, easily exceeding the required three-fifths majority.

05/16/2014

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Adjournment Fever Hits Legislature, Pace Quickens

Last-minute deals are coming together at Minnesota’s Capitol, which means final votes are closing in on $1 billion in construction authorization, a budget bill and tax cuts. The pace quickened Thursday as lawmakers faced a weekend deadline to complete their session.

05/15/2014

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Democrats To Put Public Works Plan Up For Vote

A high-stakes gamble is shaping up over construction borrowing in the Minnesota House. Majority Democrats plan to put an $846 million public works plan up for a vote Thursday despite the lack of clear assurances enough Republican votes will be there. The bill requires 81 votes — 60 percent — to pass.

05/14/2014

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Rise In Lakeville Road Rage May Be Due To Construction

We’ve all felt this way before: annoyed while sitting in traffic, or mad someone cut us off. You may want to honk, but that’s where it usually ends. Some, though, take it a step further. Construction, and frustration with slow traffic, has resulted in a growing number of road-rage incidents in Lakeville.

05/13/2014

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Mall Addition Collapses In South Minneapolis

Crews responded to a partial collapse Tuesday morning at a Minneapolis retail establishment currently undergoing construction. Authorities said the incident happened at the Karmel Square Somali Mall a few blocks north of Lake Street on Pillsbury Avenue.

05/06/2014

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