U plans to take down buildings, some historic

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The University of Minnesota wants to knock down seven buildings on its Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses as an effort to save money on energy and maintenance.

U officials will ask the board of regents in May for permission to take out the structures.

They include a few empty houses, two buildings on the north side of the U’s Minneapolis campus, and three structures considered historic.

That has Minnesota preservationists a bit worried.

You’ll find the details in this story I did for Minnesota Public Radio.