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Mayo expansion more costly than expected

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators expressed sticker shock Tuesday when they learned the state's Mayo Clinic expansion proposal would cost more than they thought.


It could be $1 billion more than Mayo supporters had said.

The Rochester-based health center known around the world asked the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to borrow $585 million to help the community build facilities related to the expansion, things such as parking ramps, streets and land purchase.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.