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  • The 2017 Senate Bonding Bill

    Bonding creates thousands of jobs for Minnesotans and invests in the things that make our state a great place to live, work and play.

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THE BILL


Bonding creates thousands of jobs for Minnesotans and invests in the things that make our state a great place to live, work and play.

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NEWS


Senate Bonding Bill includes funding for Hugo Short Line Railway

Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) is applauding the inclusion of the Hugo Short Line Railway in the bonding bill Republicans introduced this week. This $1.1 million project will help keep around more than 500 jobs in the region by fixing a railway that is nearing closure if it doesn’t get appropriate funds. Without repair, at least 10 area employers who use the line including Polar Plastics in Oakdale, would get cut off from rail service.

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PROJECTS


Preston Veterans Home

The City of Preston is proposing to build a new veterans home. The Fillmore County seat in the far southeast corner of the state is 70 miles away from other veterans homes and could potentially serve close to 25,000 veterans living in the region.

As the newest site proposing to build a veterans home, city leaders and advocates made their bonding pitch to committee members, citing the number of veterans who could be served and the peaceful location. The new home would offer skilling nursing care, specialized care unites for Dementia and Alzheimer’s, 24/7 domiciliary care, adult daycare services and much more.

Rochester Community and Technical College

RCTC is asking the state for more than $20 million for the remodel, demolition and design of old and outdated classroom and office space. Project leaders say Memorial and Plaza halls have outlasted their usefulness and their removal would help clear a multi-million-dollar maintenance backlog, as well as allow the college to renovate 11,000 feet to create modern class rooms which will help increase energy efficiency on campus.

College leaders say the project will create a more efficient and comfortable learning environment while reducing costs.

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