The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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October 14, 2013

Senate panel to look at proposed projects

ST. PAUL (AP) — Lawmakers weighing where to send public construction aid are touring several Minnesota cities, including Mankato and St. Peter, with projects in the 2014 mix.

Members of the Senate Capital Investment Committee are headed to the cities this week after spending three days on the road earlier in the month. Their House counterparts have also been taking a closer look at proposals.

Next year, lawmakers expect to fashion a public construction bill that is likely to authorize hundreds of millions of dollars in state borrowing.

The latest leg in the Senate tour starts Wednesday in southern Minnesota, including Mankato and St Peter. Other stops will be in Faribault, Jackson, Marshall, Granite Falls, Willmar, New London and Shakopee.

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