Minn. Senators visit MSUM on statewide funding tourFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Several Minnesota state senators stopped in Moorhead today to hear requests for state funding.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Several Minnesota state senators stopped in Moorhead today to hear requests for state funding.
It's just one of their stops on a statewide tour as they take a closer look at organizations requesting some of the billions of dollars in state bonding funds.
MSU Moorhead officials say they're looking to expand their diesel mechanic program.
They say the biggest problem - some of the large equipment students work on has grown in size over the years, but the classrooms haven't.
Dr. Gary Hertel, Academic Dean, M State: “Without the level of funding necessary for this bonding project to expand our facilities we're on the situation with a large enrollment students now having to work three to four students per individual piece of equipment.”
The Capital Investment Committee also stopped at MSUM's campus to hear requests for funds to maintain buildings and spoke about flood mitigation.