Gov. Dayton's capital budget plan includes $14 million for BSU
In January, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton recommended nearly $14 million in funding for a project to renovate facilities for the business and accounting programs at Bemidji State University.
The recommendation was part of a $986 million bonding proposal that will invest in infrastructure projects across the state, intended to help address the stateâ€™s critical needs while strengthening the stateâ€™s economy.
The governor recommended $13.69 million for the university to renovate, remodel and demolish several buildings on campus, which will be transformed into state-of-the art classrooms and multifunctional spaces for the departments of business and accounting. This will also eliminate a substantial deferred maintenance backlog at the university.
The project will include renovation and remodeling of Memorial and Decker halls, the demolition of Sanford Hall and design work for a future demolition of Hagg-Sauer Hall. The project will enhance the universityâ€™s ability to provide industry-appropriate facilities in the academic core of campus and establish a stronger identity and physical presence for the business and accounting programs.