By Nathalie Weinstein Dolan Media Newswires Portland, Ore. — Architects and designers carefully consider the safety of future tenants when they design a building. But contractors would like to see designers also consider the safety of builders and future building ...Read More »
Nonprofit developer files for Chapter 11
By Burl Gilyard Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — Minneapolis-based nonprofit developer Great Neighborhoods! Development Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The nonprofit, formerly known as the American Indian Neighborhood Development Corp., cited holding costs related to sites it ...
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Execs see many hurdles for renewable energy
By Bob Geiger Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — The good news: Things are looking up for ethanol, photovoltaic and wind energy. The bad news: Nothing happens quickly. The time it takes to develop renewable energy sources significantly slows any prospect ...
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Road paint shortage boosts pigment supplier
By Brian Brus Dolan Media Newswires Oklahoma City — Tronox Inc. is enjoying a resurgence of titanium dioxide pigment demand as the company heads out of bankruptcy and the country faces a road striping paint shortage, Vice President Robert Gibney ...
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Minneapolis panel pays $7.7 million for industrial site
By Burl Gilyard Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — Minneapolis Park Board officials have closed a big real estate deal, paying $7.7 million for about 11 acres of riverfront land in northeast Minneapolis from Scherer Brothers Lumber Co. The deal clears ...
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Old Minnesota hotel gets new life as dorm
By Burl Gilyard Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis (AP) — A downtown St. Paul building that’s more than 80 years old will soon have a new purpose: student housing. The growing, St. Paul-based McNally Smith College of Music has worked out ...Read More »
Minnesota contractors struggle amid transportation spending uncertainty
Brian Johnson Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — The Caterpillar plant in Brooklyn Park was humming with manufacturing activity. During a recent media tour of the company’s Paving Products Plant, scores of Cat employees went about the business of producing pavers, ...
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Contractor’s work is for the birds
By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — Condo construction is making a comeback east of the Twin Cities. Bird condos, that is. Minneapolis-based contractor Kraus-Anderson Inc. is working with the South Washington County School District and the Audubon Society ...Read More »