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Dayton to unveil grants for construction projects

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he will announce Thursday which local construction projects will get a slice of a $47.5 million state grant fund.

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The governor is making the final picks after local governments submitted nearly 100 projects that didn't make it into a public works bill earlier this year.

Lawmakers put the money into the bonding bill and gave Dayton the final word on the selections.

A new ballpark for the minor-league St. Paul Saints and a Duluth parking ramp were among the projects that got high marks from state officials who evaluated the applications.

Also in contention are a civic center expansion in Rochester, a light-rail line in the southwestern suburbs and sewer upgrades.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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