Students, faculty and administrators urged Gov. Mark Dayton during a roundtable discussion Wednesday to stand firm against deep cuts in Minnesota higher education.
Republican legislative majorities pushed ahead Tuesday with their plan to cut $5 billion from Minnesota’s budget without raising state taxes, taking up spending proposals for environmental programs, public safety and colleges and universities.
It was a tough year for the more than 40 charitable foundations that support the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and its individual institutions.
Like many Minnesota State Colleges and Universities schools facing budget trouble, Ridgewater College in west central Minnesota is planning to lay off staff.