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‘Like flies to construction honey’: Contractors flocking to North Dakota for work

February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — As the joke goes, North Dakota has two seasons: winter and road construction. And with the state Department of Transportation preparing for more than $1 billion in projects this year, it’s open season for out-of-state contractors looki…continue reading on

Contractor permits double across ND

June 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

More than double the amount of new contractor’s licenses have been issued by the state of North Dakota in the first half of this year than were in the first half of 2011, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said. Continue Reading

Minn. contractors claim millions lost during state government shutdown

May 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota continues to see costs ripple out from the state government shutdown last summer as road work contractors file claims to recover millions in losses. The Star Tribune reports that the Minnesota Department of Transportation has paid $4 million in settlements to contractors whose work was stopped during the shutdown. Several of the biggest claims still pending total at least $5 million. Continue Reading

Indian companies say they were largely left out of justice center project

April 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The center will cost almost $29 million. During a recent round of bidding, Indian-owned companies only got about $10 million worth of construction work. The rest is going to companies off the reservation. Continue Reading

Feds file suit against East Grand Forks contractor

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The complaint says R.J. Zavoral and Sons mislead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corps and the U.S. Small Business Administration on a portion of East Grand Forks’ flood-control project. The firm allegedly partnered with a minority-owned firm to acquire the contract, but did most of the work itself, contradicting the conditions of the contract. Continue Reading

Contractors file claims for work lost during shutdown

January 27, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL (AP) Claims against the state for interrupted road work during last summer’s government shutdown are piling up. Continue Reading

Claims filed for work lost during Minnesota government shutdown

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

So far, 29 claims by highway contractors who lost work have been settled for $2 million. The Star Tribune reports contractors for 65 additional projects have filed, or may file claims. Continue Reading

Contractors’ class scheduled

January 22, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Minnesota Electrical Association (MEA) has continued to support and serve the electrical contractors’ industry for more than 80 years. Continue Reading

Bill to help unemployed vets, gov contractors nears congressional OK

November 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Congressional Democrats and Republicans rallied on a rare patch of common ground today, moving toward passage of legislation helping unemployed veterans and government contractors. Continue Reading

Contractor recovering after contacting 69,000-volt ultilities breaker, knocking out 75% of Austin, Minn.’s powerMinn., power,

September 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The 54-year-old contractor who was electrically shocked in an incident that knocked out power in Austin on Sept. 12 is scheduled to be released from the hospital soon, according to a spokeswoman for his company. Continue Reading

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