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Request for proposals
for Forestery Services
The City of Winthrop announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for comprehensive forestry services within the city limits. The contract, spanning a period of three years, aims to enhance and maintain the urban forestry of Winthrop.
With a commitment to fostering a thriving urban environment, the City of Winthrop seeks proposals from qualified and experienced firms to manage and maintain the health, sustainability, and aesthetic appeal of its trees and green spaces.
Interested parties are invited to review the RFP details and submission requirements available at The RFP encompasses a broad range of services, including but not limited to:
• Tree inventory and assessment
• Pruning and maintenance
• Disease and pest management
• Tree planting and removal
• Emergency response services
• Reporting and documentation
The selected contractor will collaborate closely with the City to ensure compliance with all regulations, industry standards, and community expectations regarding urban forestry management.
Proposals must be submitted no later than December 31, 2023 to Michael Looft at Any inquiries regarding the RFP should be directed to Michael as well.

TIME AND PLACE: Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Winthrop, Minnesota will meet at Winthrop City Hall (305 North Main Street) in the City of Winthrop, Minnesota at 7:00 P.M. on December 18, 2023, to consider the construction of the following improvements, to-wit: Sanitary sewer, watermain, storm sewer, street, and related construction within 2nd Street from Brown Street to Hennepin Street and to establish a utility corridor extending east from the intersection of 2nd Street and Hennepin Street to County Ditch 42.
The construction of: Sanitary sewer, watermain, storm sewer, roadway, curb and gutter, and related improvements.
ESTIMATED COST: The total estimated cost of said improvements is $7,843,200.
AREA PROPOSED TO BE ASSESSED: The area proposed to be assessed for such improvements is as follows:
Those properties adjacent to the portions of 2nd Street from Brown Street to Hennepin Street.
The Council proposes to proceed under the authority granted by Chapter 429 M.S.A.
Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to the proposed improvements will be heard at this meeting. Written or oral objections will be considered. A reasonable impact of the assessments will be available at this meeting.
DATED: November 27, 2023.
Michael Looft
City Administrator

Independent SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2365
Gibbon, MN
Independent School District No. 2365, Gibbon, Minnesota, is presently soliciting competitive “Prime Contract Bids” for Gibbon, Fairfax, Winthrop Public Schools ISD #2365 New PK-12 School – Electrical Material Only Package. Sealed bids will be received electronically through Building Connected using the following link:, free of charge to Contractors. No other agent is authorized to receive bids. Bids will be received until 2:00PM local time, on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at which time they will be publicly tabulated for review, please join us for a Zoom at the following link:
Bidders are also invited to review the results online at
All bids shall be on a lump sum basis. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after bid receipt without consent of the Owner. Each bidder shall accompany the Bid Form with a bid security as described in the Instructions to Bidders. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities in bids.
This portion of the project involves an Electrical Material Only package for a new PK-12 School.
Direct communications regarding this Project to the office of the Construction Manager: Brian Johnson ( Kraus-Anderson Construction, 501 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Tel: 612-505-8453.
Obtain Bidding Documents, including the online bidding instructions, as well as Drawings and Specifications, via free electronic download by visiting . Contact Margaret Meier with any planroom downloading or ordering questions at to receive an invite. Kraus-Anderson will not be responsible for notifying individual parties who obtained documents without utilizing the Building Connected process through KA, when Addenda are issued.
Bidding Documents will be available for inspection at the office of the Construction Manager and the office of the Architect: ISG Group; as well as several Builder’s Exchanges: MHC Dodge Plans, MEDA, Mid-Minnesota, South Central, Rochester, Southwest, Mankato, and MBEX.
Independent School
District No. 2365
Gibbon, Minnesota

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