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May 10, 2013

MSU students walking to state Capitol to lobby

MANKATO — Minnesota State University students will head out on foot Saturday morning on a three-day trek to the state Capitol in St. Paul where they will meet with legislators and advocate for education funding.

The three students making the walk are David Schieler, Michael Hanson and Trevor Granberg, who are on the Student Senate at MSU.

“We are walking to the Capitol to demonstrate the sincere need of funding for higher education in the state of Minnesota,” Schieler said in a statement. They will support the $97 million funding request made to the Legislature by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

The students will leave MSU at 7 a.m. Saturday taking the Sakatah Singing Hills Trail from Mankato to Faribault on the first leg of the journey. They plan to meet with Gov. Mark Dayton and some lawmakers on the steps of the Capitol at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

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