recently released $15 million of state money to pay for repairs
to rural bridges, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported recently.
distribution of the money had been put on hold by former Gov. Jesse
Ventura, but was released by his successor, Gov. Tim Pawlenty. It
will be added to $400 million that the state recently borrowed to
pay for major highway projects. That money was approved by the 2003
Legislature, the newspaper reported.