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At Capitol, rural areas a main focus

State lawmakers are placing a heavy emphasis on helping residents outside of the Twin Cities this year, and higher education policies are no exception.   Since Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in November, the state Legislature has shown an

With heavy opposition, final House bill passes

From tuition relief to sexual assault prevention strategies, higher education policies are causing gridlock at the state Capitol this session.   The Republican-controlled House passed its all-encompassing higher education bill 

Hopes for tuition freeze renewed

A bill that would partially fund a tuition freeze at the University of Minnesota is one step closer to approval from the full Legislature.   Senators

U could save millions on TCF Stadium

University of Minnesota leaders and state lawmakers have proposed a new way to bolster the prominence of the Medical School.   Legislators passed a plan last week that would allow the University to refinance state-approved loans from 2006 to build TCF Bank Stadium

Higher ed bill omits funding for freeze

State officials who will help determine the University of Minnesota’s budget unveiled a proposal Monday that doesn’t include funding for the school’s requested tuition freeze.

Dayton issues State of the State address

Gov. Mark Dayton gave his fifth State of the State address Thursday evening, reiterating education and transportation as his top priorities. “Right now, we have a rare moment of opportunity,” Dayton said during the speech. “The state of our state is good. Not everywhere. Not for everyone. But overall, Minnesota is doing better than it has for some time, and Minnesota is doing better than most other states.”

Dayton’s plan gives $100M to University

Gov. Mark Dayton suggested appropriating $100 million to the University of Minnesota for a variety of projects in his bonding bill proposal released Tuesday. The governorâÄôs plan âÄî which goes beyond the UniversityâÄôs initial request of $77 million âÄî marks a strong investment in higher education, one that has been met with mixed reactions from lawmakers.