Expansion

April 17, 2013

SE Minn. now on hook for more costs in Mayo plan

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

If the Mayo Clinic is to expand in Rochester, city and county residents must contribute a larger share of the $500 million needed for public transit and other improvements, state lawmakers said this week…Olmsted County Board Chairman Jim Bier supports the measure, but expects some pushback from county residents. “People don’t like taxes,” he said. […]

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Tags: Jim Bier, MPR, public transit, state tax


April 16, 2013

New Mayo plan calls for less from state

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A new House plan unveiled Monday, April 15, trims the amount of state support being offered for a large economic development project involving the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Under the latest proposal, state taxpayers would provide about $338 million in support for the project, which sets a goal of solidifying Rochester’s status as a global […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, financial plan, Minnesota Legislature, Pioneer Press, Rep. Kim Norton, state funding


April 16, 2013

New Mayo plan calls for less from state

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A new House plan unveiled Monday, April 15, trims the amount of state support being offered for a large economic development project involving the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Under the latest proposal, state taxpayers would provide about $338 million in support for the project, which sets a goal of solidifying Rochester’s status as a global […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, economic development, Minnesota Legislature, Pioneer Press, Rep. Kim Norton, state funding, state support, state tax


April 15, 2013

City of Kasson offers to send property tax money from Mayo back to Mayo

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

As the Legislature struggles with a request from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester for a giant state subsidy to help its expansion, the tiny city of Kasson, pop. 5,978, is stepping up to the plate. There is a Mayo Family Clinic in Kasson that pays property taxes to the city, but a TIF district allows […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, Kasson, Kasson City Council, Mayo Family Clinic, Minnesota Legislature, MinnPost, property tax, state subsidy


April 15, 2013

For Minnesota, greatness lies in two visionary health care proposals

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

It’s time to think big about Minnesota’s health care destiny. We stand at a crossroads…Second, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the state’s largest private employer, is asking for a state contribution of $500 million in order to create a $5 billion “Destination Medical Center.” Mayo is known worldwide as being synonymous with quality and innovation. […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, Health Care, health care proposal, investment, Minnesota Legislature, Star Tribune, state funding


April 11, 2013

Blowback at the Capitol sends Mayo back to drawing board

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Mayo Clinic had a rough Wednesday at the Minnesota House, where legislators blasted the company’s CEO, insulted its hometown and nearly derailed debate on a $500 million bill over a $5 million local tax spat. Now it’s back to the drawing board for Mayo and its supporters, who are seeking $585 million from the […]

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Tags: funding, Minnesota Legislature, Star Tribune, state funding, tax money


April 10, 2013

Mayo CEO on Minnesota expansion: ‘We’ll have to rethink … the best use of our money’

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

In blunt words aimed squarely at the Minnesota Legislature, the president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic warned Tuesday that the hallowed medical institution has “49 states” eager to have Mayo’s planned multibillion-dollar expansion if the state is unwilling to pitch in. “We’re never going to leave Minnesota, and we don’t want to leave Minnesota,” […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, funding, Minnesota Legislature, National Press Club, Star Tribune


April 9, 2013

Mayo Clinic’s transportation needs for Destination Medical Center are outlined

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Many are asking what is a “Downtown Circulator,” the single most expensive item on the list at an estimated $430 million total, with $36 million of DMC money earmarked for it. Mayo Clinic deferred to city officials to discuss that topic. It’s a term used by urban planners to describe some sort of public transit […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, Downtown Circulator, Gary Neumann, Post Bulletin, public transit, transportation needs


April 5, 2013

Potential DMC result: $100 million Mayo Clinic hospital tower

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

If Mayo Clinic’s Destination Medical Center is approved by the Legislature, one of the first concrete results probably will be construction of a $100 million hospital tower on the Saint Marys Hospital campus, a Mayo official said Wednesday. Dr. Bradly Narr, DMC medical director, said once the bill passes, he expects Mayo Clinic in Rochester […]

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Tags: construction projects, destination medical center, DMC, Dr. Bradly Narr, hospital tower, Minnesota Legislature, Post Bulletin


April 3, 2013

Legislators balk at $500M request from Mayo to aid expansion

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

When Minnesota lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Tuesday to focus on a two-year budget, they will also weigh whether to approve the Mayo Clinic’s request for $500 million to support its $3 billion expansion plan…Lisa Clark, the administrator for the system’s Destination Medical Center plan, said a new plan could emerge if lawmakers […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, funding, funding request, infrastsructure, Lisa Clark, MPR, private investment


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