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New rules on transit projects in Minn. take effect Friday

By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is preparing to enforce new contracting provisions aimed at boosting participation of minority- and female-owned companies on federally assisted MnDOT projects. Under the new provisions, which take ...

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Minority builders await MMSD protest outcome

By Sean Ryan A pipeline project award that could generate jobs for Wisconsin minority contractors is held up in a dispute over the low bidder’s minority- and women-owned business participation. The 25-month project to build a Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District ...

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Letter: Committed to apprenticeship diversity

To the editor: We in the Department of Workforce Development take issue with a number of the points in your recent article on Wisconsin’s apprenticeship program. For the record, we completely support the need for racial diversity in construction apprenticeships, ...

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State’s 5 percent preference for minority builders could help others

By Sean Ryan [email protected] Steve Ristow was the low bidder on a state project and lost the job because Wisconsin offers a preference for minority-owned companies. Ristow said he expects that defeat to pay off for him. The bid preference ...

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