Northrop Auditorium set for $84M renovation

The University of Minnesota building is more than 80-years-old and used for little more than freshman orientation and graduation, according to school officials. The project will add amenities to the auditorium and will be paid through state and private funds.
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The University of Minnesota building is more than 80-years-old and used for little more than freshman orientation and graduation, according to school officials. The project will add amenities to the auditorium and will be paid through state and private funds.

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