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Mayo defends its request for state to borrow money

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Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, said he was not happy to see Mayo President Dr. John Noseworthy go to the National Press Club Tuesday “and wag his finger at the Minnesota Legislature.”


Lesch said his support for the plan fell after Noseworthy’s comments. Other lawmakers also criticized the comments.

Noseworthy said other states would like Mayo’s planned $3 billion expansion, but said Mayo plans to keep its Minnesota presence.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.