STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER If Langseth got his way...
Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, is best known for chairing the Senate public works funding committee, the panel that recommends what state facilities get state money.
He became interested in the co... Posted on 5/11/12 at 8:41 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS Wednesday is Outdoor Heritage Day in St. Paul
Outdoors and conservation groups will take center stage Wednesday in St. Paul for Outdoor Heritage Day at the Capitol.
The event, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in The Great Hall on the g... Posted on 3/19/12 at 11:19 AM
Flood prevention and recovery projects will be fully funded, but Gov. Tim Pawlenty trimmed a public works funding bill, saying legislators want to spend too much. He did, however, approve a $2 million request for an Alexandria aircraft surveillance facility.
Rising demand for services in recent years has put pressure on the department’s already crowded 20,000 square-foot building, according to the county's head librarian, a that's expected to continue.
NOTE: Look for the complete story, including commissioners’ reactions, Friday, both online and in the print edition of the Echo Press.
With less than a year before the state plans to shut the doors on the current jail, and a spreading financial crisis sucking up dwindling sources of credit, Douglas County needs to borrow money – soon.
The county is trying to finance the new public works site, already under construction.
The construction industry’s loss is Douglas County’s financial gain for its new public works building.
County commissioners approved Tuesday final bids for the project, which could break ground as soon as September 22
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