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MDVA names lead contractors for new Minnesota Veterans Homes

Featured photo: Design for the Bemidji Veterans Home by Wold Architects & Engineers The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs announced the lead contractors for the new state Veterans Homes. Adolfson & Peterson Construction will manage the Bemidji project, while Knutson Construction will oversee the Montevideo and Preston homes. These general contractors will begin soliciting sub-contractors…

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Enbridge approaches 50 percent completion of Line 3

Construction of Line 3 is nearly halfway complete, with a two-month pause for most construction activities anticipated April 1. “Winter construction has gone very well, and the project is on track for completion late this year,” said Barry Simonson, Director of Line 3 mainline construction. “This is a planned two-month hiatus and most pipeline workers…

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Hagg-Sauer Ribbon Cutting this afternoon

The virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Hagg Sauer Hall is this afternoon. According to a release, members of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the Minnesota legislature and the Bemidji community will gather virtually to celebrate the new academic learning space. The original Hagg Sauer was built in 1970, with a basement below the water…

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County road work begins Tuesday

County road projects will start impacting drivers starting Monday. According to a release from the Beltrami County Highway Department, road construction will begin Monday on Irvine Avenue (CSAH 15) from Lumberjack Road to the Red Lake Indian Reservation Boundary. The road will be open to traffic but drivers can expect some delays. Work on Irvine…

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Cannon Falls man charged with theft by swindle

A Cannon Falls man has been charged with theft by swindle for allegedly stealing $8,000 from a Park Rapids bar and grill. According to the complaint, 38-year-old Scott Sandberg and his company, S&S Customs, received a check to perform construction renovations to Bogey’s Bar and Grill. The work reportedly never began. The check was issued…

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Local contractors wanted for Bemidji Veterans Home

Contractors interested in working on the Bemidji veterans home will need to go through a qualification process. According to a release from Beltrami County Administrator Kay Mack, the qualifications are required since state dollars are involved in this project. Local contractors are encouraged to participate, as Mack said participation would be important to the local…

Highway 371 Construction Through the Week

By: News Intern Katherine Jones BRAINERD- Motorists who drive on Highway 371 between Nisswa and Brainerd could experience delays as crews begin a micro-surface project along nine miles of the highway. There will be alternate lane closures on both directions of Highway 371 between Crow Wing County Highways 77 and 49 in Brainerd and Smiley…

Highway 71 Construction

By: News Intern Katherine Jones GRAND RAPIDS- The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced on Friday that the Highway 71 project in Park Rapids final phase is tentatively scheduled to begin September 23.  Crews will be constructing a roundabout on Highway 71 at the intersection with Hubbard County Roads 15 and 53 in Park Rapids. The…

Highway 59 and Highway 2 Construction

By: News Intern Katherine Jones BEMIDJI- Motorists traveling along Highway 59 and Highway 2 near Erskine can use the eastbound and westbound ramps starting today. Traffic is reduced to a two-way, two-lane as construction on Highway 2 continues with the resurfacing of the road. Crews have been working since May to reconstruct and replace the…

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