Minnesota House passes Public Works Package

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota House is advancing a nearly two billion dollar public works package.

The bills were approved Monday evening with bipartisan support.

The package includes funding for fixing roads, bridges, water systems, college facilities, and parks and trails in the state.

Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman says the bills include projects that will "strengthen communities."