Gov. Tim Walz said he would dip into the remaining American Rescue Plan funds on Tuesday after negotiations about a special session to debate billions of dollars in supplemental spending and tax relief failed.
Work needed at the new clinic location in Moorhead includes replacement of an outdated heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. The new site will also need a security system with cameras and motion detectors.
Legislative leaders and the governor met in private this week to finish bills that didn't get over the finish line before the Legislature adjourned last month. Gov. Tim Walz has said he wants to call a special session if the leaders can finish a deal on the spending bills.
Legislative leaders returned to the Capitol this week to talk through spending bills that they couldn't finish in May. They said that a $1.4 billion bonding bill and transportation plan were still in negotiations.