Voters go big on funding for roads, other projects

Bloomington voters approved a 0.5% sales and use tax to pay for a new Community Health and Wellness Center ($100 million), Bloomington Ice Garden improvements ($35 million) and Nine Mile Creek Corridor upgrades ($20 million)

From street improvements and public works facilities to fire stations and ice arenas, local projects throughout Minnesota fared well at the ballot box Tuesday as voters authorized funding for $1.65 billion worth of construction. Read more.