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Gov. Tim Pawlenty visits with Bemidji State University graduate Gina Drellack and her sons, 13-year-old Jake, center, and 11-year-old Matt Nov. 20 at BSU's American Indian Resource Center. Pawlenty visited BSU as part of a tour of Minnesota campuses to announce a new online learning initiative. Pioneer File Photo

Pawlenty highlights BSU graduate in State of the State address

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Gov. Tim Pawlenty shared the story of a Bemidji State University graduate in his State of the State address Thursday.

Pawlenty said it's time the state's "colleges and universities move more aggressively to deliver online courses," and he shared Gina Drellack's story.


The Bagley woman graduated one year ago from BSU after completing its online K-8 education program, DLiTE.

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