St. Paul (Learfield) -- Some final work remains after the white marble facade on the State Capitol has been fully renovated.

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Almost six-thousand white marble pieces were replaced, and a total of 20-thousand exterior repairs were made to the 111-year-old hub of Minnesota state government in Saint Paul. Administration Commissioner Matt Massman says the completion of the marble repairs was a "key milestone" toward returning the Capitol to its former grandeur, after it was literally "falling apart."

The Capitol has been closed since 2013, while the basement interior was gutted, artwork was restored, and technology facilities were modernized. The building is due to reopen January third after its 310-million dollar fix up, and there will be more room after most Senate offices moved across the street.

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