Posted: December 19, 1997

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426


University Center Rochester technology center: $9.7 million
Renovate existing space at the University Center into a regional technology and media center serving students, training faculty, and supporting K-12 schools and businesses in southeastern Minnesota.

Mankato State University student athletics facility: $11.0 million
Renovate and restore the indoor and outdoor student athletic facilities including Blakeslee Stadium; bring facilities into compliance with NCAA intercollegiate regulations.

Mankato Community Technology Center: $7.7 million
Construct a multi-use facility to be used by local businesses, higher education and other agencies as a technology incubator, a computer technology park and home to the institute for Wireless Education.

St. Paul Technical College remodeling and new construction: $10.0 million
Remodel the library, the chemical technology lab and building equipment automation system, address inadequacies cited by the college's accrediting agency.

Hibbing Community and Technical College new college center: $16.0 million
Construct a new facility to house programs offered in two existing buildings, one of which has serious structural deficiencies.

Inver Hills Community College new instructional building: $12.0 million
Build new chemistry and biology laboratories, space for Emergency Health Service program, interactive television classroom, general classrooms and conference rooms.

Ridgewater College (Hutchinson campus) library, child care center and labs: $7.6 million
Develop library, child care center and new testing labs that will allow students to use x-ray, magnetic particle and liquid penetrants to test equipment and materials.

Winona and St. Cloud State Universities major land acquisitions: $5.0 million
Purchase adjacent property for development.

Northland Community and Technical College (Thief River Falls): $4.0 million
Connect two formerly separate institutions that have merged, and create a learning center.

Pine Technical College rennovation: $1.7 million
Renovate several labs, move the machine shop, create a technology center, merge several programs and relocate them to create a regional economic development center on site.

Red Wing/Winona Technical college truck driving training facility: $1.5 million
Construct new facility to resolve air pollution problems in a leased facility now used by students and staff.

Riverland Community College (Austin and Albert Lea): $1.0 million
Realign programs at three formerly separate campuses to accommodate clustered programs; provide electronic access and facilities for business and industry conference activities.

Northwest Technical College (Bemidji) Advanced Manufacturing Center: $1.0 million
Renovate space at Bemidji High School for shared use by Bemidji State University, Northwest Technical College and area business.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College learning resource center: $0.5 million
Design new space for a library, media center and technology center; unifying the college.

Metro State University library, $1.0 million
Plan a joint university/community library that will serve St. Paul's East Side, where no public library exists; in a partnership with U of M and St. Paul public library system.

Century College campus improvements: $0.8 million
Plan a pedestrian bridge to connect the campuses and remodeling to accommodate consolidation.

Minnesota West and Northwest Technical College (10 campuses in northwestern and southwestern Minnesota) master site plans: $0.4 million
Complete master plans for two institutions with five campuses each to serve major parts of rural Minnesota.

Winona State University renovation of old library: $0.5 million
Develop plan to convert former library into offices and classrooms.

Southwest State University (Marshall) library remodeling: $0.8 million
Design remodeling of regional university library to handle modern library technology and serve as a regional resource for educators, public agencies and businesses.

St. Cloud Technical College remodeling to improve programs and efficiency: $1.0 million
Remodel building constructed in 1965 to increase efficiencies and expand its capacity to serve students by 30 percent.

Laurentian District (Virginia): $0.5 million
Plan new construction to include library, learning center space and distance learning classrooms.

Rochester interior road system: $1.0 million
Build roadway to connect two merged colleges on opposite ends of University of Rochester property.


System-wide building and facility repair and maintenance: $48.3 million
Complete fire and life safety improvements, roof replacement and repair, asbestos removal, ADA compliance, exterior maintenance.

Metro area plan: $15 million
Fund a portion of $139 million in requests from metro-area institutions that have been held in abeyance pending completion of the Metro Area Study by Dr. Hazel Reinhardt. (List of specific projects to be submitted by Feb. 1.)

System-wide minor expansion and remodeling projects: $5.0 million
Complete minor remodeling and construction of up to 2,000 square feet of new space to accommodate program changes.

System-wide land bank program: $3.0 million
Provide for purchase of land adjacent to or near MnSCU campuses as needs arise and properties come on the market.

System-wide master and facility plan updates: $1.0 million
Prepare master facility plans for a number of MnSCU institutions that do not have plans, or have plans that are outdated because of the merger.

Maintenance and repair projects

Alexandria Technical College, Alexandria
6 projects

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids and Cambridge
9 projects

Bemdji State University, Bemidji
11 projects

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples
3 projects

Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount
6 projects

Fergus Falls Community College, Fergus Falls
5 projects

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet
6 projects

Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie
6 projects

Hibbing Community College, A Technical and Community College, Hibbing
7 projects

Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights
3 projects

Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids
13 projects

Lake Superior College, Duluth
2 projects

Laurentian Community and Technical College District (Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Eveleth and Virginia, and Vermilion Community College, Ely)
21 projects

Mankato State University, Mankato
8 projects

Metro State University, St. Paul and Minneapolis
2 projects

Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis
24 projects

Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone and Worthington
28 projects

Moorhead State University, Moorhead
36 projects

Normandale Community College, Bloomington
5 projects

North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park
20 projects

Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls
10 projects

Northwest Technical College, Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, East Grand Forks, Moorhead, Wadena
26 projects

Pine Technical College, Pine City
4 projects

Rainy River Community College, International Falls
9 projects

Red Wing/Winona Technical College, Red Wing and Winona
7 projects

Ridgewater College, Willmar and Hutchinson
12 projects

Riverland Community College, A Technical and Community College, Austin and Albert Lea
9 projects

Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester
3 projects

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud
8 projects

St. Cloud Technical College, St. Cloud
6 projects

St. Paul Technical College, St. Paul
3 projects

South Central College, Mankato and Faribault
7 projects

Southwest State University, Marshall
7 projects

Winona State University, Winona
3 projects

Systemwide reserve
Total: $91,000,000