Capitol Restoration Group Asks Public For Art InputMinnesota may be "the land of 10,000 lakes," but there are no pictures of lakes in our State Capitol building. In fact, some people may consider some of the art that is there to be offensive.
Obama Asks $50M Cut In Great Lakes Restoration EffortPresident Barack Obama's proposed budget for 2016 seeks a $50 million cut in a multi-year program to clean up the Great Lakes. The president's spending plan released Monday requests $250 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, down from $300 million appropriated for this year.
Artwork On The Move During Capitol RestorationOne by one, Minnesota's governors are leaving the Minnesota State Capitol, carefully carried away, and crated. As the Capitol begins a massive restoration, the building's artwork is temporally heading to a new home.
Minn. Senate Panel Approves Gift-Ban Restoration A Minnesota Senate subcommittee on elections unanimously approved a bill Monday to reinforce a gift ban that was softened last year. The exception passed last spring allowed lawmakers to get lobbyist-purchased meals at receptions as long as all legislators were invited.
Capitol Renovation Uncovering Oddball ItemsThe State Capitol renovation is well underway. It's a $273 million project that's expected to take several years. And along the way, the renovation is revealing some oddball items that have been hidden for decades. They may not be all that historic, but they're pretty cool. Much of the Capitol restoration is below ground, where workers are exposing original limestone foundation behind unnecessary walls that were added over the years.
Minnesota Capitol To Be Restored To Former Glory Drawn from a quarry in north Georgia and then meticulously carved in Toronto, the gleaming white marble for the Minnesota Capitol exterior travels quite the path before crews restoring the building put the stone into place.
Amidst $243M Renovation, Depot Starts Metro Service SaturdayThe historic Union Depot in St. Paul is undergoing a $243 million restoration, so that it can be used again as a mass-transit hub.
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Panel OKs $150K To Plan Minn. Capitol RestorationMinnesota leaders have agreed to spend up to $150,000 to begin fine-tuning plans for a proposed state Capitol restoration that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
Basilica Wins Preservation GrantThe Basilica of St. Mary beat out 24 other local landmarks to win a $100,000 grant through Partners in Preservation.