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Justice Center bids coming in June

After years of planning by the Carlton County board of commissioners and county administration, major bid packages for the county’s justice center are scheduled to be released June 10, closing June 30. A guaranteed maximum price for the justice center will be presented to the board at its July 12 meeting by construction manager Adolfson & Peterson.

There are many contractors involved in the project, which has grown to an estimated $73 million with an estimated 15 percent inflation rate built in. The final cost won’t be determined until after the bids come in, and shouldn’t exceed the confirmed...