After 8-Year Wait, Rochester Mayo Civic Center Expansion to Be Completed
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Watch This: Mayo Civic Center Expansion Expected to Bring in $370 Million to Local Economy

KAAL TV | June 13, 2013

It took eight years, a state budget surplus and Minnesota legislators approving a bonding bill that included a $35 million dollar funding for the expansion of the Mayo Civic Center.

Governor Mark Dayton signed the Jobs Bill into law last month, providing the money needed for this expansion project.

More than one thousand jobs are expected to come with the project adding to the overall economy of the area. [Read More]

Number of uninsured falls 40 percent in MN

Kare11 | June 13, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS -- The number of uninsured Minnesotans dropped dramatically since September, before the state's health exchange began, according to a new study by a research team based at the U of M.

The new report by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center, or SHADAC, found the number of residents without health coverage fell from 445,000 to 264,500 between Sept. 1, 2013 and May 1, 2014. That's a drop of 180,000 or 40 percent. [Read More]


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University of Minnesota regents approve 2nd year of tuition freeze

StarTribune | June 13, 2014

The Board of Regents approved the freeze as part of a $3.6 billion budget for the 2014-15 school year.

The university agreed to hold undergraduate tuition steady for two years in 2013 as part of an agreement with Gov. Mark Dayton and the state Legislature, the Star Tribune reported. In exchange, the state increased its appropriation for the university by $42 million. [Read More]

Albert Lea’s Fountain Lake to Benefit from Environmental Improvements

Albert Lea’s Fountain Lake to Benefit from Environmental Improvements

KIMT |  June 13, 2014

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Local officials have been seeking state dollars for years to help fund the cleanup of a southern Minnesota lake.

While some money has come their way in the past, leaders were never able to secure the $7.5 million they were asking for – until now.

It has been a long time coming, but local leaders are ready to get the dredge in the water. [Read More]

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