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Geoff Ditterner, vice president of the St. Paul College Student Association, rallies a crowd Wednesday at the Capitol, in protest of rising tuition rates. Students marched from Saint Paul College to the Capitol as a precede to a bill introduced later in the day to address the skyrocketing costs higher-education students face. AP Photo/The Minnesota Daily, Erin Westover

Students take rally for tuition hike cap to Capitol steps


ST. PAUL -- College students rallied Wednesday in front of the state Capitol to chants of "one, two, three four, stomp tuition to the floor" and "we ain't going to take it," asking legislators to keep tuition in check.

"Past budget deficits have hit higher education hard," said Travis Johnson, who represents 100,000 two-year school students in the Minnesota State College Student Association

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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.