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Dayton to unveil grants for construction projects

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he will announce Thursday which local construction projects will get a slice of a $47.5 million state grant fund.

The governor is making the final picks after local governments submitted nearly 100 projects that didn't make it into a public works bill earlier this year.

One of those projects people are eager to hear about is an expansion of the Mayo Civic Center.

Lawmakers put the money into the bonding bill and gave Dayton the final word on the selections.

A new ballpark for the minor-league St. Paul Saints and a Duluth parking ramp were among the projects that got high marks from state officials who evaluated the applications.

Also in contention are a civic center expansion in Rochester, a light-rail line in the southwestern suburbs and sewer upgrades.

The announcement will come at 11:00 a.m. Thursday. Look for the details on the NewsCenter at Noon.

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