Leaders say Minn. Capitol redo to be disruptive

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says a forthcoming renovation to the Minnesota Capitol will no doubt inconvenience the public and the building’s tenants.

In his words, Dayton the construction will be “miserable for you, for me, for everybody who needs to function here.”

He and top officials got an update on the schematic designs and timeline for the $272 million renovation. It calls for a top-to-bottom spruce-up, inside and out. The Legislature approved a critical chunk of financing this spring, so major work is due to start this fall and run a few years.

Many tenants of the building are being relocated. And the front lawn and trees in front of the building are expected to be torn up to make room for temporary parking.

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