Construction begins on 185,390-square-foot main college building in Rosemount, Minn. Purchased in 1970 from the University of Minnesota, the College’s original permanent site is a 107.13-acre tract of land located 1.5 miles east of Rosemount, Minn. While under construction, classes operated in 11 rented facilities. The new two-level main campus building opened in 1973 with 669 students and approximately 30 programs. An additional 64.299 acres adjacent to the permanent site was purchased in 2010 from the University of Minnesota, bringing the total to 171.429 acres.