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Will a new biotech research center be found in the Elk Run?

PINE ISLAND, MN (FOX 47) -- Pine Island's Elk Run development will include homes, businesses, and now, possibly a billion-dollar research center.

It's still a proposed project between California developers, and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who says the deal could take shape within a few weeks.

The state has already committed to more than a million dollars worth of improvements on the site, which is about 10 miles north of Rochester.

Mn/DOT is even considering a $50 million project to improve highway access to that site.

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