What facilities projects MnSCU can look forward to

Just got this from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system HQ -- a list of the $132 million in construction projects approved for the system by the bonding bill.

Update: (The projects will be paid for using $98 million from state bonds and $34 million put up by MnSCU campuses and central administration. That's about $9 million in state bonding than the University of Minnesota is getting.)

They're essentially to repair and upgrade existing facilities, increase enrollment capacity and beef up science and technology programs, MnSCU officials said:

The individual projects include:

  • $5.4 million for the fine arts building renovation at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids;

  • $10.6 million for learning resource and student services renovation at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie;

  • $3.4 million to design and land acquisition for a science education center at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul;

  • $14.9 million for the Livingston Lord library renovation at Minnesota State University Moorhead;

  • $22 million to design and construct the academic partnership center and student services building at Normandale Community College in Bloomington;

  • $3 million for the Iron Range engineering program facilities at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College in Virginia; and

  • $42.3 million for the integrated science and engineering laboratory facility at St. Cloud State University.

In addition, the system received authorization to spend $30 million for major repair and replacement projects, including roof replacements, mechanical and electrical system repairs, and health and safety improvements on about 30 campuses.


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