Federal money boosts state road program; Douglas County gets a piece
ST. PAUL - Federal funds meant to spur the economy will help make this one of Minnesota's busiest road construction years.
Federal economic stimulus money will provide $180 million for 60 Minnesota transportation projects outside the Twin Cities, including one in Alexandria, Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Wednesday. By the time all money is received, Minnesota officials expect to receive $596 million for state and local highway and transit projects in the coming two years.
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