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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a preview of the floor debate ahead, a Minnesota House committee has advanced a plan to have the state finance $1.1 billion in construction projects amid misgivings over priorities. The plan combines cash financing and borrowing.
The Minnesota Senate’s proposal for publicly backed construction projects totals more than $1.1 billion in combined borrowing and cash-financed projects. The proposal released Monday calls for borrowing of $846 million and about $200 million in cash from the state’s surplus.
If you love the outdoors and all the sports that go along with it, you’ve likely stepped inside a Cabela’s store. It’s known for its hunting, fishing and camping gear — plus, its elaborate displays.
If you are planning on being out and about this weekend, there are a couple of major road closures you should be aware of around the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said both directions of Interstate 94 in St. Paul will close at 10 p.m. Friday and won’t reopen until Monday morning.
The Metrodome is no more. Project leaders for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says the demolition of the team’s old home was formally completed Thursday. The final remnants were being trucked away a month ahead of schedule.
Break out the orange barrels — another road construction season is around the corner in Minnesota. State Department of Transportation officials Thursday unveiled the projects they’ll tackle this year.
A $975 million Minnesota House construction package released Tuesday loads up on college campus projects, provides for statewide civic center upgrades and makes another Capitol restoration installment. The proposal comes in two parts.
Help is on the way for one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in Minneapolis, where Hennepin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue come together near the Walker Art Center.
Twin Cities leaders are breaking ground Tuesday on a project that will nearly double the size of Mall of America. MOA officials said when the project is done, you can expect a multi-level complex that will connect to the existing mall on all four levels.
A contract has been finalized for the construction of the new Lowertown Ballpark in St. Paul, officials announced Thursday. The contact, between the city of St. Paul and Ryan Companies US, Inc., is the next step towards the ballpark’s opening in 2015. The design was finalized in February 2013.