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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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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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