Minnesota Board Votes to Close Technical College

Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System voted last week to close a technical college, arguing that transferring its programs elsewhere would be more cost-effective than making needed repairs to the building that houses the college.

Under the plan, programs at Anoka-Hennepin Technical College would be moved during the next two years to Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Hennepin Technical College. Anoka-Ramsey is about four and a half