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Scaffolding around the Minnesota Capitol building provides a place for workers to perch as well as shielding visitors from falling stones. Some of the framework will come down soon. Forum Communications photo by Don Davis

Minnesota Capitol being fixed


ST. PAUL -- Workers removed chunks of marble from the Minnesota Capitol exterior in recent weeks, meaning scaffolding protecting visitors from falling debris has been coming down.

But work will continue on the 106-year-old iconic building.

A report on the status of the outside marble is due soon, complete with estimates of what further work would cost and how soon it should be done. For now, however, state officials say visitors should feel safe visiting the Capitol.

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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.