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Wenck employees acquire contractor division, rebrand it as Hoffmann + Uhlhorn Construction, Inc. (H+U Construction)

In their six years working for Wenck Construction Inc., Andrew Hoffmann and Joe Uhlhorn often thought about leaving to start their own construction firm. So when Maple Plain-based parent company, Wenck Associates Inc., announced last October that it was considering selling the construction division, the two pounced on the opportunity. In March, Hoffmann, formerly vice president of preconstruction, and Uhlhorn, a controller, acquired the division. Their new company, Hoffmann-Uhlhorn Construction Co., has 28 employees, but the partners have big plans for its future.

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Crews unearth riverfront history as part of Water Works project in Minneapolis

Now, an overhaul of the riverfront will recognize the history of both the city’s milling district and its indigenous people. Crews unearth riverfront history as part of Water Works project in Mpls. Posing with golden shovels in front of the recently unearthed mill ruins, city officials Wednesday celebrated the groundbreaking of Water Works, a $20 million redevelopment just west of the Stone Arch Bridge. The long-awaited project will bring new public features to the riverfront, including a two-story pavilion, a plaza and a restaurant serving native dishes.

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Top Projects of 2018: Adams Spanish Immersion School

Education has changed since 1923. But other than 1973 and 1999 additions, Adams Spanish Immersion School hadn’t. So a complete renovation and addition to the St. Paul school was completed in 2018. The renovation, especially a wide stair in the entrance, brought light and space into the building and added 31,000 square feet. “Adams had the smallest amount of learning space per student anywhere in the district,” says Thomas Parent, facilities director for St. Paul Public Schools.

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City leaders break ground on Water Works project in downtown Minneapolis

Even though construction has been underway for a month, city leaders officially broke ground Wednesday on the expansion of Mill Ruins Park adjacent to downtown Minneapolis. The Water Works project, as it’s being called, will transform the riverfront near the Stone Arch Bridge to include a new pavilion, restaurant and plaza.

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‘Sioux Chef’ eatery, historic mills to anchor new Mpls. riverfront project

Some of Minneapolis’s oldest grain mills will get a new lease on life as construction kicks off on a riverside park pavilion, the latest step in the city’s ongoing riverfront development. The $30 million, 5-acre Water Works project will sit just upstream Avenue. Plans include a two-story pavilion with a restaurant, public lounge and meeting room.

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