Dayton to unveil grants for construction projects
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.
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.
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