Former state House member Tom Rukavina says he’s annoyed that the new Vikings stadium requires ore from overseas. Mortenson Construction executive John Wood told the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority that some high-grade steel will be imported from Europe. He says officials are ordering from a Luxembourg manufacturer that’s a global provider of the extra-strength steel. Wood says the 7,000 tons of steel that make up the perimeter can be drawn domestically, but even that will probably have only small traces of Minnesota in it.
Sixteen-year-old Matthew Wood thought he was just taking a look at a collection of classic cars. However, it was just a detour to get to the one that was waiting for him. He knew that a project was in the works through the Make a Wish Foundation to restore his favorite car – a 1968 Dodge Charger. Make a Wish even had to ask Morrie’s Automotive Group for extra help to make a teenage cancer patient’s dream come true.
Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction is well-known nationally for its sports facilities. It built Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium. Mortenson won the bid with both an aggressive construction schedule, and a hometown discount.