Gov. Pawlenty’s response to a new Bell Museum

In Gov. Tim PawlentyâÄôs recent interview on Minnesota Public Radio , the governor spoke about not funding the new Bell Museum the University of Minnesota is requesting to build. He said the state of Minnesota has little funding as it is and needs to set out priorities. He clearly answered a studentâÄôs question on the air and made me realize that he is right. Although it would be nice to have a renovated new museum, there is no dire need to and the state shouldnâÄôt have to pay for it. If the University has funding for a new Science Classroom building and a new stadium, why canâÄôt they foot the bill for this? It is because the Bell Museum would never generate nearly as much revenue as TCF Bank Stadium. This just shows you the profit-driven agenda of University President Bob Bruininks. John Greiling University student