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Audio: Knoblach waits for word on appeal

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Mar 13, 2014 at 10:46 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Former state legislator Jim Knoblach says a ruling is expected this week on whether the Minnesota Supreme Court will take up his lawsuit that attempts to stop construction of a new $90 million Senate office building and parking ramp just north of the State Capitol.

Knoblach--a Republican--sued in October seeking an injunction to stop design and construction of the project, calling it a, "glaring waste of money."

Knoblach says the State Supreme Court is expected to announce very soon whether they will take up the case after it was dismissed by a judge at the district court level.

Knoblach contends the project may violate the state constitution by authorizing construction in a tax bill rather than the bonding bill.

Right now, Minnesota's 67 senators are split up between two buildings.

Knoblach recently announced an attempt at a political comeback. He's running for the House District 14B seat now held by DFL'er Zachary Dorholt. Knoblach last served in the legislature in 2006.

Knoblach comments on his lawsuit against the state of Minnesota

Knoblach is hoping construction can be delayed until litigation is sorted out

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