Airport building bid double the estimate

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With the bid for the new Benson Municipal Airport arrival-departure building coming in at nearly double what they were estimated at, the Benson City Council voted Monday night to reject it and seek new ones.

The estimated construction cost was $450,000, but the lone bid the city received from Gopher State Contracting came in at $859,547.

City Manager Rob Wolfington told the council that he thinks the bid may reflect that contractors have all the business they want and that they are throwing out bids that are quite high as a result...

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