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.
A second step in speeding up state-issued permits to businesses looking to expand or build in the state became law Monday.
“This is a very rewarding moment,” Governor Mark Dayton said minutes after signing the bill that he and Republican lawmakers say will help Minnesota’s business climate.
Gov. Mark Dayton ordered two state agencies yesterday to issue permits quicker.
Under his order, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources must try to issue permits with 150 days, down from the current informal 180-day guideline.
Deer hunters who use a firearm or muzzleloader in Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties and want to harvest an antlerless deer must apply for an either-sex permit by the Thursday, September 10 deadline.
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