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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Spending on infrastructure best way to get Americans back to work

Dan Bukiewicz

Our country currently has the highest number of unemployed Americans since the Great Depression. While many of the 33 million workers who have filed for unemployment since the coronavirus crisis began expect to be rehired, many jobs will not come back.

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OPINION: Know how your contracts are set up to deal with pandemic-related delays

Eric Meier is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based partner at Husch Blackwell and is leader of the firm’s Construction Academy team. He represents construction and business clients from contracting through litigation and every point in between. (Photo courtesy of Husch Blackwell)

It is not hyperbole to say that the whole world is in the midst of unprecedented times. Although the federal government has not issued specific mandates to the construction industry, states and cities have enacted their own policies, first as part of “stay at home” and not as part of “return to work” orders. At each end of the stay-return spectrum, most jurisdictions have deemed construction an “essential business,” allowing projects to continue.

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BUILDING BLOCKS: Performing-arts auditorium for the St. Croix Falls School District


The auditorium will provide space for instruction in music and other performing arts, including theater, musicals and concerts. Also part of the project will be a $1.8 million fitness center and $525,000 addition to the district bus garage. The work is expected to begin in spring 2021 and wrap up in fall 2022.

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