CROOKSTON, Minn. • The University of Minnesota Crookston received $1.35 million of High Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) funding in a capital investment bonding bill signed by Gov. Tim Walz.

The bonding bill includes $38.5 million worth of HEAPR improvements to the University of Minnesota system campuses, research and outreach centers and field stations.

UMN Crookston will utilize the funding for electrical and water main infrastructure upgrades on campus, exterior facade upgrades, fire suppression and code upgrades to Owen Hall.

The school said in a news release that the commitment by Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, the state legislature, and the University of Minnesota to UMN Crookston will make a lasting impact and improve iconic campus buildings so they can be available for future generations.

HEAPR funding is available to maximize the effectiveness and life of the University of Minnesota’s 29 million square feet of infrastructure. The University of Minnesota allocates HEAPR funding in four categories: health, safety and accessibility; building systems; utility infrastructure; and energy efficiency.