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Guided tours of the Minnesota Capitol to resume Monday after COVID-19 closure

The tours are set to be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Minnesota officials on June 1, 2021 began to take down a non-scalable fence that has closed off the state Capitol in St. Paul from the public for more than one year. Sarah Mearhoff / Forum News Service
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ST. PAUL — Minnesotans will again be able to take guided tours of the state Capitol starting Monday, July 12, the Minnesota Historical Society announced Friday, July 9.

The free outings are set to resume with limited hours Monday through Friday after the Capitol building closed for more than a year due to concerns about COVID-19. Tours are set to run on the hour between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.

Visitors will learn about the Capitol's construction and renovation in 2017, as well as details about the building's architecture and artwork. The Historical Society said weekend tours are expected to resume later this summer.

Those interested in additional information can visit www.mnhs.org/capitol .

Follow Dana Ferguson on Twitter @bydanaferguson , call 651-290-0707 or email dferguson@forumcomm.com

Dana Ferguson is a Minnesota Capitol Correspondent for Forum News Service. Ferguson has covered state government and political stories since she joined the news service in 2018, reporting on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the divided Statehouse and the 2020 election.
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