ST. CLOUD -- The Minnesota National Guard is hoping to make the cut if a bonding bill is passed this legislative session. Governor Dayton has proposed $4,500,000 to update and expand the St. Cloud National Guard Readiness Center, formerly called the armory.

Lieutenant Colonel Sol Sukut says they are required to get state money in order to leverage federal dollars.

The armory was built in the 1960's and needs updates to the heating and cooling system, lighting, technology, and sewer connection improvements.

The $9,000,000 project would also add additional space in preparation to become a battalion headquarters.