Sticker shock: Mayo's expansion could cost Minn. more than $1B


Mayo Clinic's multibillion-dollar Destination Medical Center proposal in Rochester could cost Minnesota much more than $585 million for public infrastructure upgrades, the Post Bulletin reports.

A Minnesota Management and Budget analysis indicates the total price tag for taxpayers could top $1 billion to cover the cost of bonds and the accruing interest.

Forum Communications says the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the measure on to the next committee Tuesday without its recommendation.

Sen. Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, told the PB he remains confident that the plan can pass this session

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