Injunction to halt work on St. Croix bridge is denied in federal court

  • Article by: Jim Anderson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 6, 2013 - 9:18 PM

But McCrossan Construction Inc. suit is proceeding in the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

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swschradMay. 6, 13 3:27 PM

this is really simple. McCrossan didn't meet all specifications in the bidding instruction packet. if they wanted the work that badly, they should have hustled around and signed up some more minority subcontractors. they didn't fall off the turnip truck last October, they know what to expect in bid packets, and they know how to qualify their progress internally.

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rgh1951May. 6, 13 3:47 PM

After all, it's only six million, it's not like the state needs the money.

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eman2001May. 6, 13 4:05 PM

Pathetic. State changed the procedures and didn't demonstrate the flexibility that would have saved $6mil. Dayton should, but won't step in.

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fatredneckMay. 6, 13 4:35 PM

Geez this is so idiotic...so government! We had a bridge collapse and what are the clowns in government worried about?! Diversity! How 'bout being concerned about excellence?! I typically dislike automatically going to the low bid (you get what you pay for kinda thing) but this reason for rejection is absurd.

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sooofedupMay. 6, 13 4:41 PM

Yup, they should have quickly hired some workers that DID just fall off the Turnip truck. Then cross their fingers and hope the bridge doesn't fall down due to hiring non experienced bridge workers.

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conniemercerMay. 6, 13 4:52 PM

There was a time when liberals wanted fairness. There is nothing fair about giving less qualified companies business based on the gender or race of the owners. Many of the owners are in name only to help these companies profit from minority status. As a result, we all pay more.

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antagonistMay. 6, 13 6:14 PM

MnDOT and the state of Minnesota should just come and say that hiring minorities was the most important criteria. McCrossan beat the competitors on two of the three criteria but lost the bid because it was 6% under on DBEs, the minimum 16.7% DBE limit being imposed arbitrarily by MnDOT and not actually being required by law. Seems ridiculous that McCrossan didn't win. If I was a journalist, I'd be investigating the ties between those that make the decisions in MnDOT and Ames Construction Inc./Lunda Construction Co.

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joe_mnMay. 6, 13 7:08 PM

Please just build the dang thing

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twincitizen1May. 6, 13 7:58 PM

Damn, I was hoping there was still a chance to stop this mess. $700 Million for an unneeded bridge to cornfields in Wisconsin.

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arspartzMay. 7, 13 4:20 PM

I'm betting if the bid WAS awarded to McCrossan and the other contractor sued under civil rights laws, the court would have issued an injunction. The double standard has become, well, standard.

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