The Twins and Major League Baseball have committed more than $8 million to local and national projects. One of them will affect 3,000 kids in North Minneapolis. Half of The Boys and Girls Club building was vacant for years.
Call it the mother of all fixer-uppers. If you’ve been watching the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol recently, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. The $272 million dollar renovation enters a major new phase this week, with most of the Capitol shut off from the public for the first time in its 109-year history.
Walk onto Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn. and you can practically feel the history rising up from the bentgrass. Opened in 1929, Keller was a regular stop on the professional tours through the 1960s and even hosted the 1932 and 1954 PGA Championships, and players like Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and many of the greats. “That’s one of the things that make this place so special, is the history,” Paul Diegnau, Keller’s superintendent, said. “And all the legends of golf that played here year after year after year.”
Minnesota lawmakers have been told that a final decision on a new Senate Office Building must be made within weeks or a related renovation of the state Capitol will cost more and take longer.
The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the term sheet on a $97 million plan to renovate the Target Center, which is currently 23 years old and in need of a facelift.
More open spaces, premium seating and even a new restaurant looking out over Target Field are just some of the planned improvements for the aging Target Center.
Much has been publicized about the new Vikings stadium, but very little in regards to the Target Center. When lawmakers approved a new Vikings stadium last year, part of the deal allowed the City of Minneapolis to pay for Target Center renovations. But while stadium plans move forward, Target Center remains quiet. Last year, when lawmakers approved a $975 million Vikings stadium, they also approved $100 million in Target Center renovations.
The Minnesota Twins and Lee County have broken ground on $48.5 million in renovations at the team’s spring training complex in Florida.
Despite a musician lockout that’s been going on for nearly a year, a newly remodeled Orchestra Hall is being unveiled. Here’s a look inside the $50 million dollar project, which includes the Target Atrium, an entirely new space with large glass windows facing the plaza.
Top Minnesota officials on Monday approved the design and work plan for a state Capitol restoration that will touch every corner of the historic building and cause construction headaches along the way.
Extensive work on the 107-year-old state Capitol is getting the go-ahead from Minnesota lawmakers in a late financial rescue package. A borrowing proposal that came together on the Legislature’s final day includes $109 million for the next phase of a renovation to the deteriorating building. The money was needed this year to keep underway construction from halting. A new parking ramp will be authorized, but paid for with fees from users.
The long process of repairing the exterior stone on the Minnesota State Capitol is getting underway.
The Minnesota Capitol is getting its glow back. A majestic chandelier weighing a ton and stretching six feet in diameter will soon retake its place inside the Capitol dome that towers over the rotunda.
Minnesota officials are pushing ahead with a publicly financed $2.6 million renovation of the 100-year-old Governor’s Residence, making what they say are overdue fixes to a historically significant property worth about as much as the restoration will cost.
Gov. Mark Dayton says finishing the restoration of Minnesota’s Capitol is a top priority for state construction projects in the coming two years.