Minn. Restarts Process for New Office Building

Posted at: 08/19/2013 5:08 PM | Updated at: 08/19/2013 5:20 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A proposed Minnesota legislative office building that is being constructed on a tight timeline is headed back to the drawing board.

The Department of Administration said Monday it was canceling a previous selection process for picking a team to build it. The company was supposed to be chosen by now. Instead, the goal is to issue new guidelines and pick a builder by late September.

The building is supposed to go up behind the state Capitol and be done by next year. Officials are under time pressure because the ongoing Capitol renovations will make much of the building a construction zone. Once completed, it will have offices for many state senators and their staff.

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