Duluth seeks state bonding money for Wade Stadium, Spirit Mountain, zoo and NorShorMinnesota state lawmakers will consider four Duluth projects that are seeking state construction money in the 2014 Legislature’s construction projects bill.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Minnesota state lawmakers will consider four Duluth projects that are seeking state construction money in the 2014 Legislature’s construction projects bill.
The Senate Capital Investment Committee, touring proposed projects across the state, will hold a hearing at the University of Minnesota Duluth on Tuesday to hear sales pitches on projects, including:
St. Louis River water instead of treated Duluth city water to make snow.
State Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, said presentations on the projects will begin at 1:45 p.m. on the third floor of the Kirby Student Center at UMD. The hearing is open to the public.
Members of the House bonding committee were in Duluth and on the Iron Range earlier this week and toured several prospective projects, including the NorShor.
The governor, House and Senate each will draft their own state projects construction bills early in 2014, with a compromise version usually reached later in the legislative session. The state pays for public projects — from bridges and university buildings to stadiums — by issuing bonds paid back over several years. Fewer than half the statewide requests made each year are funded.