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University of Minnesota seeks more funding from state

Officials at the University of Minnesota are requesting more funds for construction and repairs than Gov. Mark Dayton has allocated. Gov. Dayton proposed to provide $119 million to the university’s Higher Education Asset Preservation Replacement fund, but the university is seeking $233 million, according to the Duluth News Tribune. The money is needed to renovate and repair the school’s aging buildings. 

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