ST PAUL, MN-The College of Visual Arts said it has rejected theformer Science Museum in downtown St. Paul as the sitefor its new campus.

In June, the St. Paul City Councilhad assigned the college to be the tentative developerof the 113,000-sf building at 30 E. 10th St. Butcollege officials say operating and renovating the oldbuilding would be too costly.

Renovation costs wereestimated at $14 million. Now city officials have todecide whether to tear the building down and startover, or find other uses for it, such as restaurants.

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