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Mike Zimmer, The Fixer, now faces his biggest home improvement project yet

He billed himself as a “Fixer” when he was hired. Mike Zimmer came with that reputation, a football coach skilled at fixing problem areas, especially on defense.

The Fixer has tackled big projects at different times in his seven seasons in Minnesota, some of his own doing, some not. Teddy Bridgewater’s knee injury, a revolving door at quarterback, offensive coordinators coming and going. He’s managed to keep the Vikings relevant as a playoff contender through turbulence.

This project feels different. He has a whopper of a mess on his hands — and once again some of it is his own doing, some of it not. His to-do list is extensive:

Repair the offensive line after years of neglect by the front office.

Shore up the depleted defensive line.

Help Kirk Cousins regroup and find his way after a poor start.

Develop a cast of inexperienced cornerbacks.

Establish more options at

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Lower than expected bid on new elementary school leads to additional school improvements project | St. Francisville

ST. FRANCISVILLE — The West Feliciana Parish School Board approved a contract with the low bidder for building the new Bains Elementary School on Sept. 15 and agreed to sell another $22.6 million in bonds for the construction and other ongoing work.

Last month, Milton J. Womack Inc. submitted the low bid of $23,907,201 to build the new school on 15 acres of land adjacent to West Feliciana Middle School at Bains.

Ten firms submitted bids for the work, which is being financed with proceeds from a $52.6 million bond issue that voters approved in May 2019.

Because the base bid for the building construction, $23.34 million, was below the budgeted figure, the board also was able to accept the Womack firm’s $103,401 bid to install additional canopies on bus and carpool drop-off lanes and $463,800 for enhanced playground equipment.

The entrance the school will be on Marydale Road.

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LDCPH moves clinic services for renovation project

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is moving its clinic services temporarily to the building’s second-floor for a renovation project.



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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health says its clinic services will be temporarily moved to the second floor of the Community Health Facility at 200 Maine St. starting on Oct. 5 in order to accommodate a building renovation project.

According to LDCPH, clinic services are currently provided on the first floor and include family planning, STD testing and counseling and immunizations. It said the clinic will be closed on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 for the move and will remain on the second floor until renovations on the first floor are finished.

LDCPH said the almost $720,000 renovation project will include new floors, cabinets and paint in the 10,000 square foot building. It said the pharmacy and labs will get reconfigured cabinetry to

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A home improvement project you’ll use every day! Maximize the storage space in your kitchen or bathroom

Alan Regala, ShelfGenie of Seattle, shows us how to create a more functional home, without a complete remodel. Sponsored by ShelfGenie.

SEATTLE — ShelfGenie of Seattle’s custom-designed storage solutions can add more space, organization, and accessibility to your existing cabinets.  

In this interview, Alan Regala, ShelfGenie Director of Client Happiness, explains how revamping your cabinets with custom Glide-Out shelves can help you better utilize your space and keep clutter to a minimum.

SPECIAL OFFER: The first 15 New Day callers will get a free professional design consultation and free installation. Call 888-848-1372 to schedule an appointment or visit shelfgenie.com/seattle to learn more.

About ShelfGenie: “ShelfGenie custom Glide-Out shelves are the best way to eliminate common frustrations in the kitchen, pantry, and bath. Our custom-designed storage solutions add more space, more organization, and more accessibility to your existing cabinets. 

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Portion Of Big Creek Greenway Closed For Renovation Project

CUMMING, GA — The section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail from McFarland Pkwy. (mile marker 1.5) to Union Hill Road (mile marker 3.6) is closed immediately due to recent damages and flooding as a result of Tropical Depression Sally, including downed trees and damaged portions of the boardwalk. In addition, renovations to this section will begin soon. The renovation project is anticipated to be completed in 2021.

This project will include the replacement of existing wooden boardwalk sections and raising the profile in some areas of the trail. Walkers, runners and bikers will continue to have access to approximately nine miles of the Greenway trail during the closure. Also, the four trailheads located at Halcyon (6265 Cortland Walk), Union Hill Road (5259 Union Hill Road), Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) and Bethelview Road (5120 Bethelview Road) will remain open.

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McCarran Airport to kick off $13M renovation project

A $13 million renovation project at McCarran International Airport is set to begin this month.

The project kicks off Sept. 30 and is planned to upgrade the C Concourse, the base for the airport’s busiest carrier, Southwest Airlines. The goal is to bring the concourse up to par with the rest of Terminal 1.

“With the recent decrease in passenger traffic, we were presented with a unique opportunity to complete a major project with minimal impact on travelers,” Rosemary Vassiliadis, Clark County director of aviation, said in a statement. “The enduring allure of Las Vegas leaves no doubt that we will soon be welcoming more visitors back. When they return, we look forward to greeting them with a more spacious and easily navigated C Concourse.”

Carpets in the C Concourse will be replaced with terrazzo flooring. Carpeting in the passenger waiting areas of gates will be replaced with Gerflor, which

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Department of Transportation awards $25 million to Polk County for Broadway Avenue Improvements project

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The Iowa Department of Transportation plans a record-busting $806 million in statewide road and bridge projects this construction season. (Photo: William Petroski/The Register)

Polk County’s plan to reconstruct a portion of Broadway Avenue just got a $25 million boost from the federal government. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced the grant, earmarked for the Broadway Avenue Multi-modal Improvements project, as part of a $1 billion investment from the Trump administration to improve infrastructure through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development program.

The BUILD grant will cover over half of the projected $40 million cost of the Broadway project.

“A federal grant like that … relieves the burden on the local governments to help pay for that,” said MPO executive director Todd Ashby. “It certainly helps speed the timeline of completing the project.”

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Chick-fil-A in Mechanicsburg reopens after remodeling project

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The Chick-fil-A located at 6416 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg has reopened after a remodel.Megan Lavey-Heaton | PennLive

Six weeks after the Mechanicsburg Chick-fil-A temporarily closed for remodeling, the restaurant has reopened for business.

The Chick-fil-A located at 6416 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg closed on July 31 for a remodeling project. At the time, the restaurant only said the closing would be temporarily.

On Monday night, it announced on Facebook that the location would be reopening on Tuesday morning. As of now, the restaurant is offering drive-thru and curbside pickup. The post didn’t mention when the dining room would reopen.

The Mechanicsburg Chick-fil-A will be open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday.

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Oregon State’s Reser Stadium remodeling project now carries a $140 million price tag, down from $175 million

The cost to remodel the aging west side of Oregon State’s Reser Stadium has fallen substantially during the past year.

Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes said earlier this week that the price tag to remodel Reser Stadium is now $140 million. That’s down 20 percent from a projected cost of $175 million at the outset of the project.

Barnes said the project cost is a moving target, and the initial cost of $175 million was conservative estimate. But in the university’s request for proposal document released Oct. 15, 2019, it states the project cost as approximately $175 million, with a direct construction budget of approximately $122 million.

What changed?

Some of it is fine-tuning the project, Barnes said. A more accurate design and better knowing the scope and scale led to a more informed number for remodeling Reser.

The pandemic, oddly, has helped too. It led to market conditions

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A Mom Feels Alone And Helpless During Labor : The Baby Project : NPR

Lateefah, just after she received an analgesic in her IV. She says it was “amazing for about a minute.” And then she was back in pain.

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Two weeks ago, Lateefah wrote the first part of her birthing story about how she had 48 hours before she would be induced, but she went into labor before that deadline. And that’s when things started to get interesting. Here’s part 2 of her story.

I really should have listened to Frank.

Countless times during our labor practice, Frank said to me: “Here’s a suggested book about back labor. Maybe you should get it.” But I wouldn’t need that. Our baby had been head down and facing in the right direction for months. Isn’t back labor caused by sunny side up babies? I’m thinking no. As we walked to the waiting car

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