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Associated Press, Published January 10 2013

Ryan Cos. to build new St. Paul Saints ballpark

ST. PAUL — Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos. will build the new downtown St. Paul home for the Saints baseball team, after winning a competitive bidding process.

St. Paul initially awarded the contract to Ryan in September, but put the project out for bids after The Taxpayers League of Minnesota filed a lawsuit.

St. Paul Parks and Recreation Director Mike Hahm tells Minnesota Public Radio (http://bit.ly/RIB7H5) Ryan had the highest score and lowest price of three proposals.

Details of the bids remain secret until St. Paul signs a contract with Ryan.

St. Paul also received a $1 million state grant to clean up pollution at the site of the new ballpark. The state had already committed $25 million to the project. The Saints and the city will cover the rest of the $54 million budget.

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mpr.org


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