FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Small Town
Well July is over by two days already, time to turn over the calendar. We have had a rainy summer so far, some days I think that some of the flowers are way ahead of themselves..perhaps they just like... Posted on 8/2/10 at 5:10 AM
HEALTHBEAT Building boom on the prairie
There's been a fairly significant hospital building boom out here on the Minnesota prairie over the past decade. I didn't realize how extensive it was until I started collecting information last mon... Posted on 4/6/10 at 11:32 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Road work ahead
Minnesota transportation officials plan $1.4 billion in construction projects on the state's roadways this year.
In all, the state Transportation Department plans 51 Twin Cities-area projects and 172 ... Posted on 4/8/09 at 9:22 AM
Helicopters, explosions, a bridge taken out, high wire acts and a plan to stop a bad crash.
No, it’s not a new blockbuster movie, it’s all part of the action that’s taking place on Interstate 94 in and around Alexandria this summer.
Motorists and residents on Highway 28 west of Sauk Centre will encounter intermittent lane closures, flaggers, pilot cars and possible delays between Highway 71 and Westport beginning this week. The project involves nine miles of Highway 28.
Although west central Minnesota was hit with another winter storm Thursday, the construction season is bumping along in Douglas County. County Engineer/Public Works Director Dave Robley updated county commissioners on planned road construction in 2013.
Motorists traveling Interstate 94 near St. Cloud will encounter delays as non-rush hour lane closures occur on both directions of I-94 between Highway 24 in Clearwater and County Road 75 in St. Cloud. The closures began Tuesday, March 26.
Construction activity in the Alexandria area appears to be hammering out a “new normal” of between $50 and $52 million a year.
Last year, the Alexandria Building Department issued 1,030 permits for projects valued at $51.64 million, according to the department head Bruce Jaspersen, who presented his annual report to the Alexandria City Council Monday night.
It isn’t your typical landscaping project.
Because the customer’s property is on an island on Lake Brophy west of Alexandria, Grand Designs Landscaping is using a barge to transport supplies to the job.
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