Lawmakers Tour Proposed Bonding Project Sites

Representatives Visited Several Sites in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – State lawmakers came to Duluth to visit several sites of proposed state bonding projects.

The representatives stopped at UMD to learn about recent improvements made to the campus.

The University also presented their bonding requests for this year, including projects to improve the Humanities Building and re-purpose the former Chemistry Building.

“We go down to St. Paul regularly and talk about projects. We show them facts and figures and pictures and tell them stories, but for them to actually come and see for themselves what we’re talking about, it always has a much greater impact,” said UMD Chancellor Lendley Black.

“We have so much to be proud of here at UMD and even though we have a lot of old buildings that need attention, they’re also for the most part good buildings and we’ll get a lot of usefulness out of them for many years to come if we can give them the right kind of attention.”

The lawmakers also made stops at the Duluth Steam Plant, Glensheen Mansion, and the Depot to learn about proposed projects there.

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