U of Minnesota researchers grumble over UMore development

“I feel like [the regents] weren’t looking at the income that the station was generating, and they didn’t look at the whole picture because the University wanted to push this through real quick.”

— Twenty-year University of Minnesota researcher Fred Hrbek on the U of M’s plans to turn the UMore Park  — 5,000 acres used for ag and other research — into a gravel mine and sustainable housing development. U administration says the researchers will be able to work elsewhere, though, and a large portion of the land can still be used for research for another 10-12 years.