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Highway 14 bids break MnDOT budget

By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Minneapolis — Minnesota Department of Transportation officials experienced sticker shock when they opened bids for the long-anticipated U.S. Highway 14 project in the North Mankato area. The apparent low bid for the design-build project, which ...

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Madison project prompts delivery debate

By James Briggs The construction-manager-at-risk project delivery method is facing renewed scrutiny after state approval of a waiver for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The state Building Commission granted the waiver Wednesday for a $76.8 million addition to Camp Randall Stadium ...

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Walker kills apprenticeship order

By James Briggs Gov. Scott Walker‘s rollback of an apprenticeship requirement for certain state projects removed an unnecessary burden from companies struggling to put people to work, according to several construction representatives. Walker has rescinded Executive Order 108, a directive ...

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Budget battle stalls prevailing wage change

By James Briggs As large-scale protesting runs into a second week, the state Capitol remains consumed with Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. That means other issues — some of them time-sensitive — are stuck on the back burner. “There’s ...

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Construction spending continues upward trend

By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer Washington — Builders began work on more homes and the government boosted its investment in federal construction projects in November, marking a third straight monthly increase in construction activity after a dismal summer. Construction ...

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