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Road Closures As Twin Cities Resurfacing Projects Begin

A number of roads will be closing later this week as construction crews begin working on resurfacing projects around the Twin Cities. MnDOT says that the first of eight week’s worth of delays and detours will affect motorists using Highway 169.

06/03/2013

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At Minn. Zoo, Some Upgrades Will Wait

The new Hawaiian monk seals at the Minnesota Zoo will have to wait. Officials at the zoo in Apple Valley wanted to renovate a million-gallon tank in Discovery Bay to house the seals. The zoo needs another $1 million to finish that work before the seals can move in.

06/03/2013

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Minneapolis Announces $33.5M In Roadwork This Summer

One person’s investment is another person’s traffic jam, which is at least the way Minneapolis is looking at it.

05/29/2013

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Groundbreaking Set For New St. Croix Bridge

Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation officials have scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Croix bridge project connecting the two states. The ceremony will be held May 28 at Lowell Park in Stillwater. Elected officials from both states are expected to speak.

05/21/2013

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Downed Minn. Projects Bill May Be Back But Slimmer

Top Minnesota lawmakers are searching for a way to assemble a slimmed-down construction projects bill that would include renovation funding for the state Capitol.

05/19/2013

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Minnesota House Defeats Construction Projects Bill

The Minnesota House has defeated an $800 million construction projects bill that failed to win a needed super-majority. The bill is a rare area where Republican held veto power. Because it involves long-term state debt, it required 81 votes to pass.

05/17/2013

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Zebra Mussels Halt Work On St. Croix Bridge

A tiny threat has stopped work on the new St. Croix River bridge.

05/03/2013

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Central Corridor LRV Makes Inaugural Appearance

A sign that the long-awaited Central Corridor project is nearing its end? The first Green Line light rail is making its inaugural appearance on Sunday.

04/28/2013

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Minn. Senate Moves To Fix Capitol With Tax Dollars

Minnesota senators are moving to pay for renovations of the state Capitol using tax dollars rather than through state borrowing for public construction projects.

04/24/2013

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Minn. Vets Groups Make Case For Construction Money

Minnesota veterans groups are exerting pressure on state lawmakers to come through with money for a proposed facility for veterans needing intensive care.

04/19/2013

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Nicollet Mall Undergoing $30M Transformation

Minneapolis is making plans for a major transformation of Nicollet Mall.

04/16/2013

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Minn. Dems Push For Projects, But GOP Holds Key

A Democratic-crafted House plan for publicly financed construction sprinkles a host of projects across Republican-held districts but it is far from clear that it can attract the needed GOP votes to pass.

04/09/2013

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Capitol Redo Tops Dayton Construction Project List

State Capitol repairs, civic center expansions and veterans home upgrades are all expected to have a place in Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan for Minnesota-financed construction projects.

04/08/2013

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Dayton Foreshadows $750M Minn. Construction Plan

Upgrades for regional civic centers, construction at the Minneapolis Veterans Home and another phase of the Capitol renovation will all be part of a borrow-to-build package Gov. Mark Dayton intends to release next week.

03/12/2013

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Endangered Bat Could Delay Iowa Interstate Project

An endangered bat could delay work on an Interstate 80 interchange that business and civic leaders hope will bring more businesses and jobs to Waukee and West Des Moines.

03/05/2013

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