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Capital Investment Committee Continues Site Infrastructure Tour

Updated: September 18, 2019 09:05 PM

The House Capital Investment Committee, from the Minnesota House of Representatives, toured sites in and around Duluth Tuesday. They expanded to the North Shore and Iron Range on Wednesday for day two of their infrastructure tour.

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Sites including Split Rock Lighthouse, the Two Harbors Wastewater Treatment Facility, Lake Vermillion State Park and Mesabi Range College were visited by the committee Wednesday. On Tuesday they saw the Lake Superior Zoo, the Duluth Depot, the Harbor Seawall and more. 

The committee searches for infrastructural problems sites may have, such as cracking floor tiles, leaking doors and lack of accessable entrances.

"It's a variety of infrastructure projects that have been put forward here, and so what will happen is those will all come together in a bill that will serve the entire state of Minnesota, and hopefully see the urgent needs we have here in Duluth," said Representative Liz Olson of District 7B.

This tour gives individual sites the opportunity to be included in the 2020 Bonding Bill which would provide funding to fix the highlighted infrastructure issues.

Sites won't learn if they will receive money for infrastructural repairs until the vote on the Bonding Bill next year.

For more information on the site tour or the 2020 Bonding Bill click here.

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