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Sep 25, 2019

Minnesota moves to get more electric vehicles on roads

Minnesota will require car manufacturers to sell more electric vehicles in the state starting in the 2023 model year, Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday, a step meant to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions while defying the Trump administration's efforts to revoke California's clean-air and fuel-economy standards for cars and trucks.

Jul 2, 2019

MnDOT delivers first project using CMGC method

The Minnesota Department of Transportation this week wrapped up work on the first project it has delivered using the construction manager-general contractor system: the $145.9 million Winona Bridge rehabilitation and construction project.

Jun 25, 2019

Developers seek financing for Minnesota copper-nickel mine

Developers of a proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota are courting bankers for $950 million in financing, even as environmental groups push back against the project over fears of water pollution.

May 30, 2019

Minnesota Legislature punts on bonding, transportation

Minnesota transportation advocates and supporters of an off-year bonding bill are in wait-until-next-year mode after walking away from their state's 2019 legislative session empty-handed.

May 28, 2019

With no gas-tax increase, Minnesota governor, lawmakers reach budget deal

Even as Wisconsin lawmakers struggle to break out of an impasse on the state's next budget, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders found a way to work together on a deal that avoids an increase in gas taxes.

May 9, 2019

In Minnesota, it’s coming down to the wire for transportation

With less than two weeks remaining in Minnesota's 2019 legislative session, competing plans to improve Minnesota’s transportation system are stuck in traffic as rival factions within the Legislature remain far apart on how to pay for projects.

Apr 10, 2019

Walz renews challenge of Line 3 oil pipeline

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said earlier this week that his administration has renewed its challenge of a regulatory panel’s approval of Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude-oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, saying he wants to let the legal process play out.

Jan 22, 2019

Largest Minn. minority-owned contractor regrouping amid trouble with cash flow

Even though the largest minority-owned contractor in Minnesota is struggling with cash-flow troubles, the founder and chairman of the company says he’s “bullish” about the future, hinting that now might be time for a new business plan.

Dec 13, 2018

Oil-pipeline opponents look past Minnesota regulators

Opponents of Enbridge Energy's proposed replacement of its Line 3 crude-oil pipeline may turn their attention to fighting the project on other fronts as a Minnesota regulatory panel prepares to take one of its final steps to allow it to proceed.

Aug 7, 2018

Differing fortunes in Wisconsin, Minnesota construction industries stir debate

Experts agree that the construction industry has bounced back from the Great Recession much faster in Minnesota than in Wisconsin, but not everyone has the same explanation for that difference.

Jun 29, 2018

Enbridge on track to put new Line 3 into service next year

Fresh off approval by Minnesota regulators, the parent company of Enbridge Energy says it's on track to finish building its Line 3 replacement pipeline and put it into service by the second half of next year.

Jun 18, 2018

Minnesota PUC opens hearings on Enbridge Line 3 replacement (UPDATE)

A crowd of people lining up for an important hearing on a Minnesota pipeline project appears about evenly divided between supporters and opponents.


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