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Minnesota Governor Pitches $62 Million Grant Program

by Erin Golden

More Minnesotans would get help paying for college under DFL Gov. Mark Dayton’s $62 million plan to expand the state’s grant program for low- and middle-income students.

The proposal amounts to a small piece of the governor’s $46 billion, two-year budget proposal, which is now being considered by the state Legislature. But the governor’s office has singled it out as one of its major strategies to ensure that more students from a variety of backgrounds are able to attend and graduate from college — and that the state has enough trained workers for its growing number of jobs.

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