Governor Mark Dayton announced state funding grants for nine projects around Minnesota Thursday and a request from the City of Winona was not one of them.
The city had applied for 4-point-7 million dollars to help fund the extension of Louisa Street in the east end to Highway 61.
The governor awarded the 47-point-5 million dollars in grants to other projects including 25-million dollars for a new St. Paul Saints stadium in St. Paul, and 2-million dollars for a Southwest Twin Cities Corridor light rail design and engineering project.
City Manager Judy Bodway said the city was disappointed it did not get the funding.
Bodway said the city will continue to seek alternate funding for the project.
Dayton chose projects that are expected to create 2-thousand new jobs across the state.
Projects that also did not get grants included: a 25-million dollar request from Rochester for expansion of the Mayo Civic Center....a 7-point-5 million dollar request for a new Rushford-Peterson school building...7-million dollars for a project to upgrade a school into the Chatfield Center for the Arts....and a 650-thousand dollar request for a public library expansion in Lake City.....