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Are you ready for the Great MN Get Together? We are!

MN State Fair Grandstand Elevator Addition Location: St. Paul, MN General Contractor: Maertens-Brenny Construction Architect: TKDA Engineer: TKDA Owner: MN State Fair Description:  Over the past few months, the Minnesota fairgrounds got $8 million worth of improvements, including the long-anticipated addition of an elevator on the west side of the historic Grandstand and a new… Read more »


Old Dominion gets some concrete flair

Old Dominion 6666 Location: Bismarck, ND General Contractor: Furst Construction Co., Inc. Architect: AE Urbia Engineer: J.M. Williams & Associates Owner: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Description:  Wells Concrete provided 72 pieces of precast concrete wall panels with a form face finish for this project. Note the decorative entrance panel that was cast-in for some… Read more »


Health Partners gets a parking boost

Health Partners Ramp Location: Bloomington, MN General Contractor: McGough Architect: BWBR Engineer: Ericksen Roed & Associates Owner: McGough Description:    This new eight-story (1 story below grade, 7 stories above grade) total precast parking ramp structure has 1,666 parking stalls to serve the Health Partners office tower and future development within Bloomington Central Station (BCS).… Read more »


Oltman Middle School is moving!

Oltman Middle School Location: Cottage Grove, MN General Contractor: Kraus Anderson Construction Architect: Architects Rego + Youngquist Engineer: Innovative Structural Solutions Owner: South Washington County ISD #833 Description:  Oltman Middle School is moving onto 57 acres and into a new building in Cottage Grove. The new Middle School will accommodate as many as 1,100 students… Read more »


The new ramp in Wayzata is looking sharp

Mill Street Parking Location: Wayzata, MN General Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction Architect: HGA Engineer: Walker Parking Consultants Owner: City of Wayzata Description: The City of Wayzata is building a 385-stall public parking structure in the parking lot at Mill Street East and Broadway Avenue to provide for current and future parking needs in the… Read more »


It’s Magic!

Dakota Magic Casino Location: Hankinson, ND General Contractor: PCL Construction Services, Inc. Architect: LIA Fargo Engineer: Heyer Engineering Owner: Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Description: In order to make space for additional machines and to provide visitors with more room, the Dakota Magic Casino is finally nearing the end of a long-term expansion project. The majority of the new space… Read more »


A new justice center for Sparta

Monroe County Justice Center Location: Sparta, WI General Contractor: Miron Construction Architect: The Louis Berger Group, Inc. Engineer: Meyer Borgman Johnson Owner: Monroe County Justice Center Description: The new Justice Center in downtown Sparta is located adjacent to, and is connected to, the existing courthouse. The new center houses the County’s dispatch services, jail, courts,… Read more »


Wells is glad to be helping the new Delano Intermediate School

Delano Intermediate School Location: Delano, MN General Contractor: Jorgenson Construction Architect: Wold Architects & Engineers Engineer: BKBM Engineers Owner: ISD #879 Description: Wells Concrete is providing 43 pieces of precast concrete insulated wall panels with a combination acid etch and water wash finish for this project.               Check out… Read more »


Construction for Twin Cities Ortho is underway

Twin Cities Orthopedics Parking Ramp Location: Edina, MN General Contractor: RJM Construction Architect: Sperides Reiners Architects, Inc. Engineer: BKBM Engineers Owner: Frauenshuh Healthcare Description: Phase one of the Twin Cities Orthopedic project will add an additional 68,000-square-foot medical office building to the existing development, along with a freestanding parking ramp on the remaining 12.6-acre parcel… Read more »


A new home for animals in need

MonDak Humane Society Location: Williston, ND General Contractor: Redline Development Services Architect: LJA Architects Engineer: Heyer Engineering Owner: MonDak Humane Society Description: The new MonDak Humane Society Pet Shelter and Pet Resource Center will include a boarding facility and was made possible by a very generous $1.5 million donation from Lois Scheele in Buck Scheele’s… Read more »


Dakota Crossing is coming along nicely

Dakota Crossing  Location: Sisseton, SD General Contractor: Ankeny Builders Inc Architect: Ankeny Architects, LLC Engineer: Innovative Structural Solutions, P.A. Description: Wells provided 60 insulated wall panels – 10” Carbon cast wall panel x 12’ wide with a combination sand blast and waterwash finish, with a white concrete smooth form front entry. For more information about… Read more »


Solar power is coming along with CityVue Commons’ new apartment building!

CityVue Apartments II Location: Eagan, MN General Contractor: Big-D Construction Architect: Collage Architects Engineer: Reigstad Owner: at home Apartments Description: The first phase of the CityVue Commons development – an 11-story former Blue Cross Blue Shield office building converted into a 113-unit apartment building – was such a success that developers are proceeding with a… Read more »