|05/18/2013||Ohio Construction Jobs Show Decline|
May 18--Ohio in the last year experienced some of the weakest job growth nationwide and a key industry, construction, has shed more jobs than all but one other state, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
|05/17/2013||ODOT to Invest $2.3B in State Transportation System|
May 17--OHIO VALLEY -- Your tax dollars will be hard at work this summer as the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) launches one of the largest, most aggressive construction seasons to date with projects totaling approximately $2.3 billion.
|05/16/2013||Energy Production in Ohio's Utica Region Soared Last Year|
May 16--Energy production in Ohio's Utica shale soared in 2012, with a 93 percent increase in oil and an 80 percent increase in natural gas since the prior year, state officials said today.
|05/15/2013||U.S. Senate Passes Bill That Could Fund Dredging in Great Lakes|
May 15--WASHINGTON -- A sweeping water resources development bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday could increase dredging in Great Lakes harbors and channels, though it could take some time to see the exact effects.
|05/15/2013||Ill. Road Spending Only About 50% on Roads, Report Says|
May 15--Less than half of the money that the state has spent from its road fund in the last two years actually went to pay for direct construction costs, according to a report issued Tuesday.
|05/14/2013||New Vikings Stadium: Big, Bold, Glassy|
May 14--The nearly billion-dollar Viking stadium that will rise from the ruins of the old Metrodome will be big, bold and put fans closer to the action than any other venue in professional football.
|05/14/2013||Minn. Vikings Unveil Design for New $975M Stadium|
MINNEAPOLIS - Opening the roof over the new home of the Minnesota Vikings would have forced planners of the $975 million project to eliminate some of the fancy features.
|05/09/2013||Iowa Utility Announces $1.9B Wind Energy Investment|
DES MOINES - Iowa's largest energy company announced plans Wednesday to spend $1.9 billion to install hundreds of wind turbines by the end of 2015, marking what the governor described as the largest economic development project in the state's history.
|05/09/2013||Battle Over Minn. Solar Mandate Shifts to Senate|
May 09--Energy interests are preparing for another battle at the Minnesota Legislature over a proposed mandate that major utilities gather up to 4 percent of their electricity from the sun by the end of 2025.
|05/08/2013||Minn. House Passes Bill Requiring 4% Solar Power|
May 08--Minnesota could become the 17th state to mandate that major power companies generate more electricity from the sun.
|05/08/2013||Wisconsin Nuclear Reactor Ends Nearly 40 Years of Generating Power|
May 08--TOWN OF CARLTON -- The Kewaunee Power Station stopped generating power late Tuesday morning, becoming one of the first nuclear power plants in the country to cease operating since the late 1990s.
|05/04/2013||Architects to Present New Plan for Old Chicago Post Office|
May 04--Architects for the British developer who owns Chicago's old post office building say they have a new proposal for the structure that will be ready for presentation to the city's Plan Commission in June.
|05/01/2013||Delay Over St. Croix Bridge Bid Could Cost Millions, State Says|
May 01--Delaying the start of major construction on the St. Croix Crossing project over a bidding dispute could set back the timetable by as much as two years and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, the state argued Tuesday.
|04/30/2013||Pipeline to Employ Thousands of Ohioans|
April 30--Construction is about to begin on the ATEX Express, an underground pipeline expected to employ as many of 4,000 workers during the next eight months.
|04/29/2013||Pipeline Slurry Spills Threaten Ohio Wetlands|
April 29--A series of pipeline-construction spills by one company has the Ohio EPA demanding answers and environmental-advocacy groups warning that this is one more activity tied to fracking that is endangering streams and wetlands.
|04/29/2013||Wis. Gov. Seeks to Slow Freeway Project to Close Budget Hole|
April 29--MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker's administration wants to delay work on the massive I-94 North-South and Zoo Interchange projects and cut service on Hiawatha passenger trains to Chicago to help close a $63.5 million shortfall in the state's road fund over the next two years.
|05/11/2013||Construction Begins on $691M St. Croix Bridge|
May 11--Construction of a four-lane St. Croix bridge shifts this week from maps and blueprints to roaring motors and a changing landscape in Oak Park Heights, the new host city.
|04/24/2013||Suit Threatens to Halt Work on St. Croix Crossing|
April 24--A contractor in a bidding dispute with the state over construction work on the St. Croix Crossing is seeking an injunction, threatening the schedule on one of the state's largest public works projects.
|04/23/2013||Wind Power Proposal Goes to Minn. Lawmakers|
April 23--MANKATO -- Today solar electricity is rare in Minnesota because it is so expensive, at least five times as costly as wind power.
|04/24/2013||Milwaukee Tower Project Growing|
April 24--Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. will operate the largest -- but not tallest -- office tower in downtown Milwaukee, a project that has grown in size and would require a bigger city financing package than initially proposed.
|04/23/2013||EPA Settles With Wis. Utilities on Air Pollution|
April 23--Wisconsin Power & Light Co. and three other utilities will spend $1.2 billion to clean up coal-fired power plants and shut down older plants under a settlement announced Monday with federal regulators.