Investment in the Bottineau LRT makes economic, fiscal and environmental sense. It will provide a more fuel efficient mode of transportation, it would kick start investment in an area ripe for development, and it would improve transportation headaches for thousands in the region.
The project includes a new bridge with pedestrian trails at 35W/CSAH 96, and interior access roads and an interchange at Highway 96, and a new interchange at 35W/County Road H.
The opportunity to help this organization expand is a wise use of state funds and would provide long term benefits to children, their families, and the community for generations to come.
I hope the Capital Investment Committee will see the value in putting money into some of the Northern Minnesota’s best learning and cultural institutions.
The Minnesota Zoo is an important state asset that is a gateway for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. It’s also important to note that the Minnesota Zoo provides as much as $146 million a year in economic impact to the state with 1.4 million annual visitors.
Since 1996, the Children’s Museum has attracted more than six million visitors and has won numerous awards for its quality facility and educational opportunities.
Senator LeRoy Stumpf (DFL-Plummer), Chair of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee says he is excited about the Governor’s recommendations.
Governor Mark Dayton today introduced a bonding proposal that would invest $986 million in infrastructure projects statewide, creating more than 27,000 Minnesota jobs. This new jobs bill would help addresses many of the state’s critical infrastructure needs, while strengthening Minnesota’s economy and getting people back to work.