ST. PAUL - Bonding requests at the Minnesota State Capitol will be changed up now that a Wade Stadium wall has crumbled.Last year, the city of Duluth asked for $2 million in state bonding money to renovate the stadium.
This year, they were going to ask for just enough to conduct a study on the building's condition.
However, Sen. Roger Reinert (DFL- Duluth) said he now plans to ask for the full amount, but says the city needs to take the project more seriously.
"Unfortunately it wasn't a priority for the city last year, the legislature created a pot of bonding money and encouraged communities to apply for it," Reinert said. "I had to personally ask the mayor to make the application."
Duluth Mayor Don Ness said the city would match state bonding dollars and will be "on the same page" as legislators this session.