Minnesota State Capitol
A major renovation of the state Capitol is threatening to run $30 million over budget, state officials advised lawmakers Friday. Documents released to a commission overseeing the overhaul show the extra costs stem from water damage repairs, security improvements and other costs. Those overruns would increase the total cost by about 10 percent, to more than $300 million.
Opponents of wolf hunting gather at the Minnesota Capitol Thursday to celebrate a court decision that put the region’s wolves back on the endangered list. It’s being organized by Howling for Wolves, which opposes sport hunting and trapping of wolves.
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The short week at the Minnesota Legislature means less time to complete work on some time-sensitive matters. Legislators were returning to St. Paul on Tuesday. By week’s end, they hope to send Gov. Mark Dayton a bill containing about $20 million in tax deductions and credits.
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A panel of top Minnesota officials is getting the latest details on the state Capitol’s grand makeover, including whether it’s on schedule and on budget. The Capitol Preservation Commission was meeting Wednesday to approve the final phase of construction. It’s still at least two years before the $273 million remodeling is complete.
Minnesota lawmakers just got back to the Capitol, and now they’re leaving to study up on state issues. Demographers, economists and business executives are scheduled to address legislators at One Minnesota, an annual conference at the University of Minnesota that focuses on the top issues of the time.
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The Minnesota State Capitol restoration makes the building look the way it did more than 100 years ago, when Minnesota’s best craftsmen built its most visible public landmark. But this project is repairing a century of cover-ups and patch-overs. Project Manager Jason McMillan showed us skylights hidden for decades above false ceilings.
It is not much fun to be new in town and on a budget. Do not despair, but read on because these five attractions can fill up a week-long schedule.
Construction is set to get underway on a new memorial at the State Capitol which honors the family members of military veterans. A groundbreaking for The Military Family Tribute was held Wednesday on the grounds of the State Capitol.
One by one, Minnesota’s governors are leaving the Minnesota State Capitol, carefully carried away, and crated. As the Capitol begins a massive restoration, the building’s artwork is temporally heading to a new home.
Women’s contributions to the progress of the human experience are recognized annually in the month of March. Here are the five best places in Minnesota to celebrate Women’s History Month this year.
Some of the people shoveling snow earlier today had skates on. They’re the ones keeping the Red Bull Crashed Ice Course clear for the competitors.
The State Capitol renovation is well underway. It’s a $273 million project that’s expected to take several years. And along the way, the renovation is revealing some oddball items that have been hidden for decades. They may not be all that historic, but they’re pretty cool. Much of the Capitol restoration is below ground, where workers are exposing original limestone foundation behind unnecessary walls that were added over the years.
Bring your caroling group to any of these venues in Minnesota for a warm welcoming.
This list captures some of Minnesota’s best murals. Get out and see them all.
A special session is expected to get underway today at the Minnesota State Capitol. Lawmakers are expected to deal with disaster relief after last June’s storms.
The State Patrol is searching for a daredevil climber who scaled the Minnesota State Capitol late at night.
After the Fourth of July, a reader asked me to come up with a list of places she could take her elderly father-in-law, a WWII veteran, over the summer that would give him the opportunity to pay respects to veterans of any war.
Gov. Mark Dayton says a forthcoming renovation to the Minnesota Capitol will no doubt inconvenience the public and the building’s tenants. In his words, Dayton the construction will be “miserable for you, for me, for everybody who needs to function here.”
The Minnesota State Capitol is about to get a new neighbor for the first time in decades. Construction begins next year on a new, $89.5 million Senate Office Building located directly behind the Capitol.
The Minnesota State Lottery is looking beyond simple scratch off tickets to help fund a Vikings stadium.
A bill at the Capitol to strengthen state laws against bullying in schools has passed its first committee hurdle.
Anti-abortion advocates are rallying on the steps of the Capitol to call for stronger abortion laws in Minnesota.