Jostling has begun among Minnesota cities, counties and state government agencies to get road projects, nature trails, amphitheaters, prison repairs and much more into a public-works borrowing plan that Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature will assemble next year.
The storms that moved through the metro area Monday night were quick, but they caused a lot of damage in some areas. In New Brighton, winds up to 50 miles per hour blew through. Trees were uprooted, leaving a large hole in the ground.
Political calculations are complicating consideration of a public works financing package. It’s a marquee bill being closely watched from water-starved Worthington to the campgrounds-in-waiting at the new Lake Vermilion State Park.
Dan Pawlenty (Tim’s brother) talks with Dave about the challenges this winter has presented for City Departments around the Twin Cities. Click the link above to listen……..
A St. Louis County Public Works employee was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing child porn, the county sheriff’s office says. Bruce Hosking, 63, of Cloquet, was arrested at his workplace just before 7:30 a.m. by sheriff’s office deputies and members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Authorities then executed a search warrant at his home.
Minnesota legislators have come up with a way to fund local development projects that relieves them of the hassle that comes from picking winners and losers.
Gov. Mark Dayton is working to renew interest in a $1 billion plan for publicly financed building projects in Minnesota, saying the construction industry faces an “emergency situation.”
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesota lawmakers to borrow $1 billion for state-backed construction projects, which would include civic centers, a minor league baseball park and college labs.