Kaler asks for $299m for university construction projects

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The university is asking for $299 million for university construction and renovation projects. But Gov. Mark Dayton is supporting only one-third of the amount.

The university brought along video of some of the conditions scientists are working under, including a 113-year-old structure where the university is conducting groundbreaking research into Asian carp — trying to find a way to stop the invasive species.

Research into the science of why honey bees are dying shows promise, but it’s also in an old building from 1930s. President Kaler called the request urgent, but also necessary.

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