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Laura Duscher points to a figure showing how much debt some students have when they graduate from Bemidji State University. Fellow BSU student Brittany Stanoch also holds the sign during a Wednesday rally in front of the Minnesota Capitol. Don Davis | Forum News Service

College, university students look back to move ahead

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ST. PAUL – 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.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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