Minnesota’s Gambling Control Board should have revealed from the start that it consulted the gambling industry when compiling its projections for how much the state would raise by expanding electronic gaming to help pay for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, Gov. Mark Dayton said.
Brian Johnson Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — The $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium has attracted proposals from five nationally known design firms. The bidders — Kansas City-based Populous, Los Angeles-based AECOM, Dallas-based HKS, Kansas City-based HNTB, and Philadelphia-based Ewing Cole —all are experienced hands in big-time stadium projects. Another firm believed to have an interest [...]
The Vikings stadium focus soon could turn from politics to construction, as site work for the new venue could begin before year’s end.
Gov. Mark Dayton conceded Tuesday that the deal to build the Minnesota Vikings a new stadium might not happen until next year, but he said he was confident it would get done despite a critical setback in the Legislature.
Republican leaders in the state House helped retool a Vikings stadium bill that was scheduled for its first committee vote Monday, a new signal of support for a proposal that’s struggled at the Capitol.
Published: March 30, 2012
Tags: Great Lakes, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nancy Sutley, New York, Obama administration, offshore wind farms, Pat Quinn, Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, White House Council on Environmental Quality, wind farms
The Obama administration and five states have reached an agreement to speed up approval of offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes, which have been delayed by cost concerns and public opposition.
By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — Minnesota Department of Transportation officials are promising to turn on their listening ears. After launching an effort earlier this year to prevent costly plan errors and project rebids, department now say they are making progress by improving communication with contractors, among other things. The effort, known as [...]
By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — As bridge failures go, the partial collapse of the County State Aid Highway 1 span this month in Nobles County doesn’t even come close to the August 2007 Interstate 35W disaster, which killed 13 people and wounded 140 others. No one was seriously injured in the Oct. [...]
By Kevin Featherly Dolan Media Newswires St. Paul, Minn. — A delegation of Twin Cities-area officials who met with congressional leaders to talk up the I-94 Gateway Corridor are voicing optimism about the project’s prospects. “I think we are picking up steam,” said Rafael Ortega, a Ramsey County commissioner who’s also a member of the [...]
Published: August 18, 2010
Tags: David Obey, Federal Railroad Administration, FRA, Hennepin County, Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Northern Lights Express, Oberstar, Obey, passenger rail, train
By Bob Geiger Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — Planning for the 155-mile Northern Lights Express passenger rail line is chugging forward. A Hennepin County board Tuesday discussed $4.5 million in proposed 2011 spending to keep the Duluth-to-Minneapolis project alive. Expenses for different variations of the line range from $550 million to $1.4 billion, depending on [...]