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By Bruce Hagevik, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) — A new survey finds high school seniors in Minnesota are making better choices when it comes to seatbelt use, smoking and drunken driving. It also indicates a greater percentage of seniors are planning on going to college compared to six years ago.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Reports

“We still have strong, positive reporting that kids feel safe in school,” said State Education Commissioner Alice Seagren. “Over 90 percent of our students say they feel safe in school.”

The Minnesota Department of Education reported on the findings of the statewide, voluntary survey of students in grades 6, 9 and 12. It was last given in 2007.

One number that didn’t change for 12th graders was the percentage who admit to using marijuana. Thirty-one percent said they have used it in the past year.

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