August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized
WORTHINGTON â The Nobles County Board of Commissioners spent three hours in a special work session Monday with Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder to discuss future road projects, bridge replacements and creative ways to fund them.
With 400 …continue reading on dglobe.com
October 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
October 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
WORTHINGTON â Stressing that his deparmentâs budget has remained stagnant for the past 30 years, Nobles County Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder on Tuesday outlined the need for dramatic funding increases for the 2014 budget year and beyond…continue reading on dglobe.com
April 8, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
$750 million bonding bill creates 21,000 jobs, he saysST. PAUL Minnesota would borrow money for relatively small projects, such as $775,000 to improve Clara City streets, to a massive one that all Minnesotans would notice, a $109 million Capitol building renovation, under the governor’s public works funding proposal. Continue Reading
April 3, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
ST. PAUL Minnesota communities have plenty of suggestions for how to spend state dollars borrowed for public works projects. In fact, they have too many. Continue Reading
February 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
With a price tag of nearly $17 million, ground will be broken later this year for a new public works building that will consolidate three city buildings into one campus on Broadway Street in Dickinson. Continue Reading
October 26, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON As the newbie on the Worthington Street Department in late 1970, one of Jim Laffrenzen’s first tasks was to walk in front of what was then the city’s sole snowblower, directing its path and that of the drivers who were hauling off the snow.
“It was cold, and you had to dodge ice chunks, but it was a job,” he recalled. “Those first seven winters, I probably spent 15 to 18 hours straight every time it snowed out in front of that blower.” Continue Reading
October 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
While an emergency water supply isn’t an urgent need just yet, the months-long drought and low river levels low “trickle” levels in some cases are reminders of just how fickle the local water supply can be. Continue Reading
July 12, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
How many engineers does it take to hire an engineer?
The Alexandria City Council tussled with the idea at its meeting Monday night.
It eventually voted 5-0 to appoint Douglas County Engineer Dave Robley to an interview committee that will consider applicants for the city engineer/public works director. Continue Reading
July 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to make the final call on construction projects benefiting from a $47.5 million development fund that sparked intense competition. Continue Reading