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Concrete plans made with justice center

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners continued to advance the combined justice center project, voting on the first construction contract and finalizing the administrative contracts during their meeting Tuesday morning.

The board awarded Taracon Precast of Hawley, Minnesota a $5,230,705 bid to furnish the needed precast concrete for construction of the new justice center complex. The bid came in $169,295 below engineering estimates.

“I will make the motion to proceed,” announced longtime commissioner Dick Brenner, “now that we have a plan.”

Earlier in the meeting final contracts were appro...