Surly Brewery Plans Advancing

Surly Brewing has secured the nearly $2 million in environmental cleanup grants it was seeking to develop a $20 million, 60,000-square-foot destination brewery near the University of Minnesota’s TCF Stadium.

The Hennepin County Board on Tuesday granted $450,000 to the city of Minneapolis for cleanup of the 7.46-acre demolished food processing plant site at 3171 Fifth St. SE. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development granted $1 million earlier this month, and the Metropolitan Council has provided $545,300. Read more

New Freight Terminal Proposed in Coon Rapids

The Coon Rapids Planning Commission last week tabled a plan for a proposed freight terminal on a 23-acre industrial site, seeking a study on the potential impacts of truck traffic there. Read more

New Industrial Development in Roseville

Trammell Crow Co. plans to develop a 185,000-square-foot industrial building at a site in Roseville near the intersection of Interstate 35W and Highway 280. Crow Co., a Dallas-based developer with a big history in Minnesota, has tied up a piece of land in Roseville where it intends to develop a 185,000-square-foot industrial building.

Trammell Crow has a 13-acre site at 2305 Walnut St. under contract to buy for an undisclosed sum from Minneapolis-based Meritex Enterprises Inc. The property is near the intersection of Interstate 35W and Highway 280. Read more

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Cabela’s to Build in Woodbury

 Inc. will be opening a sporting goods store in Woodbury, the company announced Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The store, to be located in the Tamarack Village shopping center, will open by fall 2014. Construction is set to begin in the fall. Read more

Fracking Pros Significantly Outweigh the Cons

Which has done more in the last five years to cut America’s greenhouse-gas emissions and slow the pace of global warming? Read more

10 Biggest Regional Economic Stories of 2012

Here are the Top 10 economics stories of 2012 in the Upper Midwest, loosely defined as the region from Michigan to the Dakotas, plus northern Illinois and all of Iowa. Please weigh in with a comment. Read more

Final Home Sales Numbers: Twin Cities Up 17%

There was a 17 percent increase in home sale activity in the Twin Cities in 2012 compared to 2011, according to year-end data released by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.There was a 17 percent increase in home sale activity in the Twin Cities in 2012 compared to 2011, according to year-end data released by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. Read more

Ryan to Build Saints Stadium

Ryan Cos. US Inc. will build the new St. Paul Saints ballpark after all.  The city of St. Paul said in a news release Thursday it had selected Minneapolis-based Ryan to provide design and building services for the $54 million project, beating out two other bidders. The city didn’t say who the other bidders were. Read more

2012 Home Permits Double

Residential construction nearly doubled in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the Builders Association of the Twin Cities.

Single-family construction improved to 4,058 homes permitted in 2012, up from 2,818 homes permitted during 2011. Apartment permits increased to 4,977 units from 1,708 units, the group said in a news release. Read more