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President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota tells reporters Monday, March 3, 2014, that Gov. Mark Dayton did not propose spending enough money for repair and construction projects at the school's campuses. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

U of M president: We need more money than Dayton provides

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ST. PAUL -- University of Minnesota officials want legislators to be more generous in funding their construction and repair requests than Gov. Mark Dayton.


The university wants $233 million in state money to do projects ranging from making buildings more energy efficient, to repairing leaky roofs to building new facilities. Dayton wants to pay $119 million.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.