Capitol building needs $241 million restoration

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The Minnesota capitol building needs costly restoration work that will only get more expensive with time, the Pioneer Press reports.

Estimated costs of $241 million in repairs were suggested by experts, but the money toward restoration will not come easily since Gov. Mark Dayton did not propose funds for the project in his bonding bill.

The budget situation is already tight due to the high demand for funding to go toward a new Vikings stadium deal. Minnesota Senate majority leader David Senjem of Rochester said that the Capitol's exterior needs repair, but some other items do not seem as necessary.

Many states addressed their expensive repair costs during the 1980s and 90s, where Minnesota chose to make smaller fixes.

The building is one of only a few capitol structures that has not gone through a large-scale renovation in its history.

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