College, University Students Look Back To Move Ahead

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Laura Duscher and Brittany Stanoch say they are Minnesota’s future, so they suggest looking back to 1999.

A contradiction? Not for state college and university students. They want 1999 to be in Minnesotans’ sights since they say that is the last time the state gave higher education institutions a decent funding increase.

“We care about affordable education,” Duscher said during a state Capitol rally attended by several hundred students from across the state.

Stanoch, like Duscher a Bemidji State University nursing student, said the $30,000 debt she expects to build up by graduation is just too much.

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