Eagan-based Graham Penn-Co Construction, the contractor paid $157,400 to build a wooden staircase leading to the ruins of the I-35W bridge, is in talks with MnDOT about returning or paying for tools it charged to taxpayers.
Updated: January 31, 2008, - 10:24 AM
Federal investigators are trying to determine whether 91-degree heat caused expansion that put too much pressure on the corroded gusset plates that held the I-35W span together.
Updated: January 15, 2008, - 12:38 PM
MnDOT has released its previously suppressed 2007 inspection report on the Hastings bridge -- the state's busiest two-lane trunk highway bridge -- and it shows that the bridge needs immediate attention because of continued deterioration.
Updated: January 15, 2008, - 12:04 AM
The steps were built in three days after the collapse; the contractor charged for basic builder's tools and $7 for paper cups.
Updated: January 12, 2008, - 08:49 PM
A group of landowners in northwestern Minnesota is planning to sue if necessary to stop the DNR from staging a 16-day hunt -- scheduled to start Saturday in Permit Area 101, near Skime -- meant to slow the spread of bovine TB.
Updated: December 24, 2007, - 09:18 AM
A law firm hired by a bipartisan panel to investigate the I-35W bridge failure also represents three people suing the agency on an unrelated matter.
Updated: December 22, 2007, - 09:54 PM
An investigation also found that the former emergency chief overcharged the state for expenses and sullied the agency's reputation.
Updated: November 28, 2007, - 10:51 AM
Legislators are told "We'll cross that bridge when we get there" if bids to finish the troubled project exceed budget.
Updated: October 04, 2007, - 08:52 PM
MnDOT said it was proper to seek new bids to save state money, but an independent mediation board found breach of contract.
Updated: October 03, 2007, - 10:31 PM