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Construction deals make now the best time to spend, senator says

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ST. PAUL -- Sen. Keith Langseth hopes Gov. Tim Pawlenty likes a good sale.

The Glyndon Democrat considers current construction costs a bargain because they are 15 percent to 20 percent lower than normal.


Given that, he said Thursday, the state should invest nearly $1 billion in construction projects across Minnesota.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.