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.
A tiny threat has stopped work on the new St. Croix River bridge.
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.
Minnesota senators are moving to pay for renovations of the state Capitol using tax dollars rather than through state borrowing for public construction projects.
Minnesota veterans groups are exerting pressure on state lawmakers to come through with money for a proposed facility for veterans needing intensive care.
Minneapolis is making plans for a major transformation of Nicollet Mall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Falling temps and forecasted snow for Feb. 1-4 have caused MnDOT to postpone weekend construction on the Xerxes Avenue Bridge.
It’s among the oldest stretches of interstate in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and at 124,000 vehicles traveling the beltway each day, Interstate 694 is also among the area’s most heavily traveled.
Caterpillar said on Monday that its 2013 profit could shrink if the world’s economy doesn’t pick up in the second half of the year, as mining companies and builders remain cautious about buying new gear.
Three construction firms submitted bids to build the new Minnesota Vikings stadium by Monday’s deadline, including one local company, according to the agency overseeing bidding.
Six firms are vying to manage construction of the $1 billion new Minnesota Vikings football stadium to be built in downtown Minneapolis.