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MSUB breaks ground for new science/allied health building

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Hundreds of supporters were on hand Wednesday evening for a groundbreaking ceremony at Montana State University Billings. Students, alumni, legislators and supporters were all part of the ceremony that was held in the parking lot of MSUB's science building. Representatives from campus, as well as legislators and major donors received golden shovels to break ground on the new Yellowstone Science and Allied Health Building.

Back in 2013, the MSU Billings Foundation was tasked with raising $5M for the building. The new building will house sciences and allied health programs at the university.

The funds were required by the state legislature as a condition of a $10M appropriation. The current building was originally built in 1947. The $15M received will update the current facility.

Gareld and Barbara Krieg are two of the major donors who received gold shovels. They said the building is in need of upgrades and repairs.

"Our son-in-law teaches in this building. We've seen his offices and his labs and realized they weren't state-of-the-art anymore. And so we've been anxious to see this project completed."

The MSU Billings foundation has stated that fundraising will continue toward a $200K goal to cover additional costs.

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