There was a big jump in construction activity in the Twin Cities in September, the Business Journal reports, citing figures published by McGraw-Hill Construction. Nonresidential construction in the metro in September totaled $200 million, compared to just $90 million during the same month in 2011. Residential construction totaled $313 million, well above the $123 million in September 2011.
6-year-old and his grandparents killed in trailer home fire
"Found among the charred debris were two adults and a child," the sheriff's office said in a release.
Uvalde massacre: MN schools react with horror, increase security
A gunman killed 19 children and two adults in Texas Tuesday afternoon.
Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing
Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.
Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.
In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.
Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment
They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.
Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case
The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.
Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old
Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.
FOX 9's Mary McGuire, KSTP's Brett Hoffland expecting baby
The couple announced they're expecting this winter.
Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes
An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.
HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool
The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation
The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.
Perfect storm of road construction projects hits Twin Cities this weekend
A collision of construction projects will make some drivers in and around the Twin Cities feel stymied at every turn as the navigate some of the area's busiest corridors, including segments of Interstate 94, I-35E, I-35W, I-494, Hwy. 65, Hwy. 52, I-694, Hwy. 169 and Hwy. 10.
Construction activity booming in the Fargo-Moorhead metro
With a nearly 50 percent increase in building permits, the construction industry in the Fargo-Moorhead area is having its best year since 2007, according to information released by the Fargo Moorhead Home Builders Association. The Forum reports new housing starts are also up more than 90 percent. The association's president attributes the increase to record low interest rates and more people moving to the F-M area from the hectic oil fields of western North Dakota.
Minn. author makes big leap from self-publishing e-books to major publisher
After selling more than 1 million self-published e-books about trolls, vampires and murderous mermaids on her own, Austin native Amanda Hocking is finally releasing her first novel in print. Hocking is preparing to embark on a tour to promote her fantastical teen novel, "Wake," the first in a multi-book deal with publishing house St. Martin's Press.
Dry September parches parts of the state
Last month is among the driest Septembers on record in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The National Weather Service reports the area saw just about a quarter of an inch of rain over the 30 days. Preliminary measurements show that would be the fourth driest. September 1974 had just a little over a tenth of an inch of precipitation for the least amount recorded.
Futuristic bridge construction: Giant robotic belt to place finished span
The Maryland Avenue Bridge over Interstate 35E just north of downtown St. Paul is coming down beginning July 13. The street will be closed until early or mid-September, when it reopens with a new bridge in place. Workers are building the new bridge at a nearby site, and in what might signal the future of bridge construction, a giant robotic conveyor belt will roll the span into place during a 12-hour window over two weekends in August.
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