St. Paul, MN (Learfield)  --  The University of Minnesota plans to tell state lawmakers it needs more money to help it hold down tuition costs, improve graduation rates and do more research.

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University officials will go to the Capitol and request an additional 126-million dollars in funding, a 10 percent increase.  The Board of Regents endorsed the request yesterday (Friday).  

The board also wants the Legislature to approve a bonding request of almost 318-million dollars for capital projects.