Lake Superior College Has An Issue With Leaking Roofs

School administrators say a lot of the updates have been put off for too long.

DULUTH, Minn. – Whenever it rains, water leaks into offices at Lake Superior College in Duluth.

That’s one reason the college is included on Gov. Dayton’s proposed bonding bill list for $6 million dollars in funding.

Many buildings on campus are state of the art, but have been built around older buildings that are almost 60 years old.

School administrators say a lot of the updates have been put off for too long.

Some of the roofs are made with rubber material and when it rains or snows it gets saturated, which can create tears and cause leaks.

“Many of the projects that we’re talking about here is roofs, it’s chillers, it’s air handlers,” said Director of Institutional Advancement Daniel Fanning. “It’s some of the things that not every student who comes on campus sees them, but they’re the ones that are up on the roof serving students, faculty and staff making sure that they’re comfortable buildings.”

So far these problems haven’t caused any interruptions for faculty and staff.

Bonding requests will be discussed during the upcoming legislative session.

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