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