Rochester, Mayo Clinic celebrate $585 million windfall from the state

  • Article by: Jennifer Brooks , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 22, 2013 - 11:37 PM

Cheering crowd welcomes politicians who fought for $585 million in aid.

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jabaer69May. 22, 1310:04 PM

I suppose the tobacco users in Minnesota are paying the states share of this project too all the while our federal government subsidises the tobacco growers.

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supervon2May. 22, 1310:19 PM

Oh, boy! More free money. Everything is free, free, free.

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obviousMay. 22, 1310:26 PM

"Here ya go !! ... it's not really our money, but isn't it fun to spend it !?! "

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gemie1May. 22, 1310:36 PM

Well, at least the people of Rochester are happy. They got to go a head of the line. Mayo still has to go back to practicing medicine.

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dr4golfMay. 22, 1310:43 PM

oh my, I bet many of the initial dollars spent get flushed down the toilet. The euphoria over receiving public money will end up in the toilet as investment occurs in unsupportable areas. Areas like Rochester, while unique because of Mayo and IBM, must invest slowly, carefully and wisely. A lot of our tax dollars are about to be flushed and recycled.

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lehun14May. 22, 1310:57 PM

This state is out of control.

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benleeMay. 22, 1310:59 PM

What a relief! I am glad these Minnesota tax dollars will give some relief to the Mayo Clinic's treasury services and venture capital and international private equity portfolios.

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goohoojooMay. 22, 1310:59 PM

So as a MN Taxpayer do I get a discount when I go to the Mayo? Didn't think so.

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bootsy07May. 22, 1311:47 PM

A city's flavor and culture develops slowly and organically, not by an injection of public money. After spending all the money, Rochester is still going to be just home to a world class medical center in the middle of mid-western corn fields. Not Paris or even Minneapolis.

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ssmartMay. 22, 1311:50 PM

When's the next election? We've got to get those people out of office. And I'm from Rochester !

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