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Oct 08th


Hennepin County board approves legislative priorities and bonding requests

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved the following projects as priorities for state bonding in 2011:

* Access to I-35W from Lake Street: $6.75 million
* Hennepin County Sherriff’s 911 Communications Facility: $30 million
* The Interchange in downtown Minneapolis (LRT enhancements): $20 million
* Southwest Corridor LRT: $5 million

The board also voted to support two projects led by others:
* Northern Lights Express passenger rail line to Duluth: $5 million
* Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center $1.2 million

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