ST. CLOUD - Governor Mark Dayton is back in town today (Thursday).  He's helping to break ground on St. Cloud State University's new Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility.

The 100,000 square foot $45 million science teaching-and-research facility will be built on the site of the former 801 building.

The ISELF facility will be the largest single construction project, measured in dollars, in MnSCU's history.

The classrooms and labs will mostly serve upper-level and graduate-level students.  Research in ISELF will also support Minnesota companies in medical devices, pharma/biologics, animal science, bio-agriculture, and renewable energy.

Today's groundbreaking is at noon.